Subject: Re: raidframe problems (revisited)
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/28/2007 20:30:16
Louis Guillaume <> writes:

> Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I use one of the SATA system to store pictures, and thus often do ~"cp
>> /cf/*.jpg ~/PICTURES/foo" with a GB or so of pictures.  On this
>> system, I found corrupt images, and the two halves of the raid set
>> were sometimes different.  I ran memtest+ for days without a failure
>> (memtesters can only prove trouble; they can't prove it's ok).  I then
>> pulled one of the 2 1GB sticks and have not had a single problem
>> since.  So, I suspect that either the memory is bad, or the power
>> supply is weak, or something like that.
> By any chance, Greg, are your other systems that use raidframe subjected
> to the same kind of massive i/o as this one?

The system with the failure has been running with only 1 GB (1 DIMM,
instead of 2 to make 2 GB).  Since then I've been copying pictures just
the same, with zero trouble since removing the memory.  The
suspected-bad dimm is going back to the vendor for testing.

I have 4 other systems, 2 almost identical to the one with trouble, and
2 very different, and none of them have shown any trouble.