Terabyte harddisks, GELI, AMD64, Samba and Zen...

Ivan Voras ivoras at fer.hr
Tue Apr 17 10:16:28 UTC 2007

Solon Luigi Lutz wrote:
> Hi again,
> after some troubleshooting and some hours of memory tests, it
> finaly seems to be a hardware problem...
> The machine is based on an ASUS M2N4-SLI (Nforce4) and since the
> heat-sink on the north/southbridge is rather small and passive,
> the chip seems to get too hot. I manufactured a massive one from
> a IGBT heat-sink and since 20 hours the machine is doing ftp-transfers
> without any reboots - I keep my fingers crossed...

Glad you've solved it. Did memtest discover this particular problem for 
you or did you have to diagnose it some other way?

> BTW a "fsck_ufs -y -f /dev/da0.eli" without sofupdates on this 10 TB
> volume takes only 3 hours to complete.

Is the file system mostly empty? (i.e. how many % of inodes have been 
used - see "df -i")?

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