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Re: 3ware Raid controllers and 64bit Etch

The machines are using a 3ware 64 bit PCI Raid controller - with 2 (or 4 can't remember exactly). They are in a 32bit PCI slot and the disks are SATA and mirrored (2 disks) Unfortunately I don't know exactly which controller as I do not have physical access to the machines. (The machines are supplied by a hosting provider) - Is there anyway to find out exactly which cards they
are from the OS?



On 11/01/2008, at 6:13 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:

Andrew Miehs wrote:
On 11/01/2008, at 2:43 PM, Andrew Miehs wrote:
Dear List,

I have been having data corruption problems for the last two months on 7 servers.

After extensive testing, I have finally narrowed the problem down to Debian Etch 2.6.18-5 kernel with the 3ware PCI controller. The same machine using the onboard SATA controller does not
corrupt data.
Just to make this clear - this is with 64bit version of Etch - I have not tested the 32bit version
with the Raid controller.

I've been using an 9650SE-8LPML in RAID 6 (with battery) under 64bit Etch without any problems. It's as heavily loaded as bonded dual 100 can let it be. Although you didn't say what controller and RAID level you're using.

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