5.4-RC2 freezing - ATA related?

Dominic Marks dom at goodforbusiness.co.uk
Tue May 17 08:15:16 PDT 2005

On Tuesday 17 May 2005 15:58, Brent Casavant wrote:
> You can add a fourth.  Ever since 5.1 (my first 5.x install) I have
> experienced the same problem, again with an Intel ICH5 ATA controller.
> The symptoms are exactly the same -- the hang is normally triggered
> during the periodic runs just after 3AM.  The hang does occur at other
> times as well, but with nowhere near the same consistency.

I've got four machines with ICH5/6 chips in, no stability problems whatsoever, 
and thats been the case since I installed them, around 5.2.1. Perhaps it is 
something to do with your workload, or another piece of hardware in the 
system. The machines do a lot of disc i/o so during their working days.

> The only solution I found at that time was reverting to 4.10, though
> that is obviously suboptimal.  I could be persuaded to reinstall 5.x
> on the machine if I'd be sure to get someone to look into this.
> Thanks,
> Brent Casavant

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