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Re: System lockup problem. . .

To: Robert Rusek <>
Subject: Re: System lockup problem. . .
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:52:43 +0100
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On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 07:45:06PM -0800, Robert Rusek wrote:
> I am running Kernel 2.4.3 on an SGI Indy (IP22).  I built the RedHat 7.1
> system from the NFS root obtained from Everything seems to
> be working until I added an additional drive.  Now when I do an heavy IO
> operation on the additional drive my system locks up.  It seems like
> there is not enough buffer allocated somewhere. I know that the drive is
> not an issue since when I boot the system up under IRIX 5.3 all works
> well..  Has anyone had a similar problem?  Where should I look?  Is is
> an Kernel issue or a setting in the OS?

Its a know bug in the scsi drivers. Its been fixed since 2.4.16. Its a
problem with scattered DMA etc.

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