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  1. Redhat Linux on A7V333 - Software RAID problem

    Hello, I'm looking for some experience or advice around Linux
    software RAID problems on an Asus A7V333 motherboard. Specification
    as follows:

    Athlon XP2400 CPU
    Asus A7V333 Motherboard (BIOS 1017)
    768MB Memory
    D-Link 100Mb/s NIC
    Highpoint RocketRaid IDE Controller
    2 x Seagate Barracuda 120GB
    Redhat Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2166.nptl)

    Disk layout is as follows:

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/md1 16515968 620672 15056308 4% /
    /dev/md0 1035596 45132 937856 5% /boot
    /dev/md6 16515968 308336 15368644 2% /home
    /dev/md7 8254136 2579996 5254852 33% /usr
    /dev/md8 8254136 3916340 3918508 50% /usr/local
    /dev/md5 16515968 540676 15136304 4% /var

    RAID sets are mirrored across two physical disks attached to separate
    IDE channels.

    Initially the disks were attached to the motherboard IDE controller,
    but problems were experienced with mirrors constantly breaking for no
    obvious reasons. Replaced disks and installed a 4 channel Highpoint
    PCI controller. Problem remained unchanged, mirrors break for at
    least one volume per day. Resyncing the mirror with raidhotadd
    always works with no errors.

    Today I have systematically disabled everything on the motherboard
    that isnít required, such as all USB and Firewire controllers, Audio
    controller, unused IDE channels, Serial and Parallel ports.

    Interrupts currently appear as follows:

    0: 923219 XT-PIC timer
    1: 1142 XT-PIC keyboard
    2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
    10: 139214 XT-PIC eth0
    11: 1991396 XT-PIC ide2, ide3
    12: 160 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
    15: 1 XT-PIC ide1

    The problem still remains unchanged, with a mirror breaking a few
    hours after these latest configuration changes. If anyone has any
    suggestions of how I can isolate and resolve the cause of this
    problem, I would be really grateful.


  2. Re: Redhat Linux on A7V333 - Software RAID problem

    i use a duplidisk raid on my linux server(http://www.arcoide.com) , no irq
    or device driver required just plugs into the ide0 controller and mirrors 2
    drives from there. I also have the Asus a7v333 and use the ide for Linux and
    the raid for win2k. just a fyi
    "Steve" wrote in message
    news:c1nrud$8sj$1@bananasplit.info...
    > Hello, I'm looking for some experience or advice around Linux
    > software RAID problems on an Asus A7V333 motherboard. Specification
    > as follows:
    >
    > Athlon XP2400 CPU
    > Asus A7V333 Motherboard (BIOS 1017)
    > 768MB Memory
    > D-Link 100Mb/s NIC
    > Highpoint RocketRaid IDE Controller
    > 2 x Seagate Barracuda 120GB
    > Redhat Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2166.nptl)
    >
    > Disk layout is as follows:
    >
    > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    > /dev/md1 16515968 620672 15056308 4% /
    > /dev/md0 1035596 45132 937856 5% /boot
    > /dev/md6 16515968 308336 15368644 2% /home
    > /dev/md7 8254136 2579996 5254852 33% /usr
    > /dev/md8 8254136 3916340 3918508 50% /usr/local
    > /dev/md5 16515968 540676 15136304 4% /var
    >
    > RAID sets are mirrored across two physical disks attached to separate
    > IDE channels.
    >
    > Initially the disks were attached to the motherboard IDE controller,
    > but problems were experienced with mirrors constantly breaking for no
    > obvious reasons. Replaced disks and installed a 4 channel Highpoint
    > PCI controller. Problem remained unchanged, mirrors break for at
    > least one volume per day. Resyncing the mirror with raidhotadd
    > always works with no errors.
    >
    > Today I have systematically disabled everything on the motherboard
    > that isn't required, such as all USB and Firewire controllers, Audio
    > controller, unused IDE channels, Serial and Parallel ports.
    >
    > Interrupts currently appear as follows:
    >
    > 0: 923219 XT-PIC timer
    > 1: 1142 XT-PIC keyboard
    > 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    > 8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
    > 10: 139214 XT-PIC eth0
    > 11: 1991396 XT-PIC ide2, ide3
    > 12: 160 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
    > 15: 1 XT-PIC ide1
    >
    > The problem still remains unchanged, with a mirror breaking a few
    > hours after these latest configuration changes. If anyone has any
    > suggestions of how I can isolate and resolve the cause of this
    > problem, I would be really grateful.
    >




  3. Re: Redhat Linux on A7V333 - Software RAID problem


    I had problems with Red Hat Linux too; however I found the (Promise) RAID
    problems disapppeared when I changed to Mandrake 9.2 Linux (beware this
    Linux was lousy when used with Highpoint HP372 Controller, (on my Abit
    mainboard) though)




    "Joe" wrote in message
    news:ULa2c.29534$aZ3.12990@fed1read04...
    > i use a duplidisk raid on my linux server(http://www.arcoide.com) , no irq
    > or device driver required just plugs into the ide0 controller and mirrors

    2
    > drives from there. I also have the Asus a7v333 and use the ide for Linux

    and
    > the raid for win2k. just a fyi
    > "Steve" wrote in message
    > news:c1nrud$8sj$1@bananasplit.info...
    > > Hello, I'm looking for some experience or advice around Linux
    > > software RAID problems on an Asus A7V333 motherboard. Specification
    > > as follows:
    > >
    > > Athlon XP2400 CPU
    > > Asus A7V333 Motherboard (BIOS 1017)
    > > 768MB Memory
    > > D-Link 100Mb/s NIC
    > > Highpoint RocketRaid IDE Controller
    > > 2 x Seagate Barracuda 120GB
    > > Redhat Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2166.nptl)
    > >
    > > Disk layout is as follows:
    > >
    > > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    > > /dev/md1 16515968 620672 15056308 4% /
    > > /dev/md0 1035596 45132 937856 5% /boot
    > > /dev/md6 16515968 308336 15368644 2% /home
    > > /dev/md7 8254136 2579996 5254852 33% /usr
    > > /dev/md8 8254136 3916340 3918508 50% /usr/local
    > > /dev/md5 16515968 540676 15136304 4% /var
    > >
    > > RAID sets are mirrored across two physical disks attached to separate
    > > IDE channels.
    > >
    > > Initially the disks were attached to the motherboard IDE controller,
    > > but problems were experienced with mirrors constantly breaking for no
    > > obvious reasons. Replaced disks and installed a 4 channel Highpoint
    > > PCI controller. Problem remained unchanged, mirrors break for at
    > > least one volume per day. Resyncing the mirror with raidhotadd
    > > always works with no errors.
    > >
    > > Today I have systematically disabled everything on the motherboard
    > > that isn't required, such as all USB and Firewire controllers, Audio
    > > controller, unused IDE channels, Serial and Parallel ports.
    > >
    > > Interrupts currently appear as follows:
    > >
    > > 0: 923219 XT-PIC timer
    > > 1: 1142 XT-PIC keyboard
    > > 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    > > 8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
    > > 10: 139214 XT-PIC eth0
    > > 11: 1991396 XT-PIC ide2, ide3
    > > 12: 160 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
    > > 15: 1 XT-PIC ide1
    > >
    > > The problem still remains unchanged, with a mirror breaking a few
    > > hours after these latest configuration changes. If anyone has any
    > > suggestions of how I can isolate and resolve the cause of this
    > > problem, I would be really grateful.
    > >

    >
    >




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