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[linux-lvm] Re: more info on the hang with 2.6.15-rc5



Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:
> Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote:
> 
> >Now it works, but I dont trust it one bit.
> >
> >I had been seeing almost immediate, perfectly repeatable hard lockups
> >in 2.6.15-rc5 and 2.6.15-rc5-mm3, when using sata_mv, RAID, and LVM
> >together.  Nothing in the syslog or on the console, and the system is
> >totally unresponsive to the keyboard & network.
> >
> >My hardware setup is: four Seagate Barracuda 500 GB disks, on a Marvell
> >MV88SX6081 8-port SATA-II PCI-X controller, on a PCI-X bus (64/66).
> >
> >The disks work great when accessed directly.  They work great when used
> >as four PVs for LVM, and when assembled into a 4-disk RAID-6.
> >
> >But when I make a RAID-6 array out of them, and use the array as a PV,
> >the system would hang completely, within seconds.  (This is with LVM
> >2.02.01, libdevicemapper 1.02.02, and dm-driver 4.5.0.)
> >
> >I turned on all the debugging options in the kernel config hoping to get
> >some insight, but this "debug" kernel doesnt crash.  It's running fine,
> >and I'm pounding on it.  A timing problem in the interaction between
> >LVM and RAID?  Some kind of wierd heisenbug....
> >
> >
> >I'd be happy to do any debugging tests people suggest.
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> I've been waiting for more info on this, did it get fixed? 2.6.15?

Still broken in 2.6.15.  With all the debugging options OFF in the config,
the system stayed up < 24 hours under load, then a hard lockup like
before: nothing on the console, magic sysrq doesnt work, no caps-lock,
no ping.  Note that this is different from before: it actually ran a
little bit before locking up, rather than locking up within seconds like
it did with 2.6.15-rc5.

With all the debugging options ON, it's stayed up for 3+ days now (and
still running) with no problems.


Any suggestions for how to debug this are welcome!  ;-)


-- 
Sebastian Kuzminsky


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