On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 12:49:48PM +0000, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> > I've run this three times so far. Twice it was on a Reiser FS and each time
> > the machine hung - load went up to nearly 20 (before top stopped
> > refreshing), disk lights were all out after about 1 hour and 3 hours.
>> Sounds to me like an athlon problem. Is your power supply up to the task?
I think so - it's a new box, and the power supply specs. appear good - of
course, perhpas it's not living up to the specs.
> > was occasional output from the diff, but I think that if you're copying that
> > amount of data, an occasional bit error is not surprising).
>> I wouldn't find the `occasional bit error' at all acceptable.
Nor do I - I thought about that afterwards - I'm not moving nearly enough
data around to reasonably expect to see a random bit error.
> Reiserfs stresses your hardware more than ext2, so they say. If you've got
> flakey hardware (and I think you do!) then you'll have more problems with
> reiserfs than with ext2.
It's an Asus motherboard with so that should be OK. However, I've no idea
what kind of memory, for example, is in it. Time to run the tests on a
standalone disk to rule the RAID subsystem in our out, methinks.
> > According to the RAID vendor
>> I'd be more inclined to blame the [athlon] computer than the raid vendor.
Ahh, but this is a RAIDZONE IDE array - an unknown quantity to me, whereas
I've used a number of Athlons and have had no problems with them.
> I don't have reiserfs on any filesystems that size. Have you tried the
> array on another non-athlon, known-good box? Like a dell server? ;-)
Don't have any Intel boxes around :-) I've four boxes in the office here,
but they're all K6-II/III or Athlons.
> Your hardware is broken, imho. Either the computer, the raid array, or
> whatever joins them together.
Indeed, but putting a finger on it is a tad difficult :-)
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