Subject: Re: Why do I get all these panics?
To: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 01/31/1996 09:47:47
> I am having endless trouble with a new news server. All seemed to work
> fine while I was testing it, but as soon as I unleashed some live load, it
> started panicing every few hours. Here are the most recent few panic
> [ ... ]
> Disks and SCSI controllers: two Adaptec 2940 controllers;
> one controller connected to three disks and one connected to two disks;
> using ccd to stripe the /var/spool/news partition across two of the
> disks (one on each controller).
I have heard (from a source at BSDI) that the adaptec docs that
describe the chip(s?) in the 2940 are incorrect in a way that can
cause data loss. They didn't know what the exact problem was,
I dunno if the NetBSD driver works around it...