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Old 02-24-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Raid issues


We have an HP Proliant ML150 Xeon server running Red Hat Enterprise (ES?)

Using an Adaptex 2010s Raid controller with 2 36MB SCSI drviers in a Raid 1 array.

The system has been crashing with a file system error whenever we attempt to run a backup with BackupEdge or copy a large file off the server (including FTP transfer).

I figure the problem is either a faulty Raid controller or faulty hard drive. Since this is a Raid 1 array, a faulty HD shouldn't bring down the system, so I started with switching the Raid controller.

I replaced the 2010s (bios 4.0) with another 2010s (bios 4.2) and rebooted. The new controller identified a "foreign" raid 1 array, status "Build/Verify" and asked that I accept that config. I did.

The system booted to the login screen, then froze. After a couple reboots I managed to switch to a shell login (ctrl-alt-f1) before the lockup and saw this error being repeated across the screen:

A Google search found this article:
www . redhat . com/archives/taroon-list/2005-January/msg00253.html

about a similar raid controller causing this error when the array is not optimal. The author suggests upgrading the AACRAID (module? driver?) to solve the problem.

I've looked, and I can't find this anywhere - I'm running 1.1.5-2361 and I'm guessing there are later versions available somewhere. I downloaded what I thought was a newer version from the Adaptec site, but the download was an ".img" file that didn't contain any aacraid modules. Even if it did, I know nothing about compiling (if necessary) or inserting / upgrading / replacing ... this type of thing.

I need help:
1) Finding the latest aacraid version
2) Doing whatever is necessary to install it

I'd be very grateful!

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-20-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
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That link specifies that the user is using the latest 3ES U4 packages or updates. What version are you using and have you tried to recompile your kernel and reinstall the same driver module?


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