LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
drakebasher
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Proprio Qui
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 16
scsi raid is noisy


I have finally set up an lvm-on-raid system and I did it using 4 scsi drives. Even when the system is pretty much idle,the drives seem to spend a lot of time doing things, from the sound of them, and I'm concerned they might be wearing themselves out. How can I make sure the drives aren't working any more than they should, so I can make them last as long as I can?

I'm using Debian, the drives are IBM IC35L036UWDY10-0 68-pin ULTRA320, 10k rpm, the SCSI controller is Symbios 53c875. The array looks kind of like this:
Code:
sda1-------md0
sda2--swap  
sda3-----------md1---lvm01
sdb1-------md0
sdb2--swap
sdb3-----------md1---lvm01
sdc1-------md0
sdc2--swap
sdc3-----------md1---lvm01
sdd1-------md0
sdd2--swap
sdd3-----------md1---lvm01
md0 is raid1 for /boot files
md1 is raid5 for the system and has 3 active, 1 spare drive. lvm01 is partitioned 6 ways. As far as I can tell, everything is working as it should, it's just the sounds of the drives working that make me think...they're thinking too much!

So what can I check, or is this to be expected?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
archtoad6
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX (usa)
Distribution: MEPIS, Debian, Knoppix,
Posts: 4,727
Blog Entries: 15

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
I subscribed to this shortly after you posted yet, but no other replies. -- Did you ever figure out an answer?

"Enquiring minds want know"
 
Old 02-10-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
drakebasher
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Proprio Qui
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 85

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
"Enquiring minds want know"
Tell me about it. No, no replies, etc. The sound is not scary, like one drive I had: it just make a faint whine every few seconds and if I put a stethescope on the case, it sounds like the popping of the last few popcorn kernels in the microware. I installed "hddtemp" which is a utility that (yeah, you guessed it) shows the temperature of the hard drives. I haven't seen them go above 40F which is well below their max., so I'm not worrying too much. I've tried dropping drives from the RAID array and adding them back, etc and it doesn't change the sounds, so I'm thinking things are okay.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
scsi raid module sopiaz57 Linux - General 0 11-18-2005 12:26 PM
Problem in using RAID as SCSI tantrix Linux - Software 1 05-11-2005 06:35 AM
Perc3Di SCSI RAID + Adaptec 2810SA RAID = Fatal Grub Error? LinuxOnTheEdge Linux - General 2 03-19-2005 02:35 PM
before installing on SCSI / RAID iluvatar Slackware - Installation 0 01-14-2005 09:14 AM
moving system from ide software raid to new box with scsi raid ftumsh Linux - General 0 10-28-2003 09:34 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration