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Re: Lockups and other trouble using large disks, raid(4), cgd(4), dk(4)

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 01:12:18AM +0100, Nino Dehne wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm trying to build me a nice little storage server for home use using
> netbsd-5 (NetBSD 5.0_BETA). The system shall eventually replace an
> existing server using a very similar setup (different hardware, 5x320GB
> disks, RAID5 on wd[0-4], cgd on raid0, NetBSD 4.0) which is working perfectly
> atm.
> Hardware consists of a Tyan Toledo i3100 S5207G2N, an Intel T7400 mobile
> CPU, 4G ECC RAM and 5x1.5TB ST31500341AS Seagate disks.

is it a multicore CPU ?

> [...]
> Mounting dk5 gives me a nice litt^Wbig partition of over 5TB. Extracting
> a .tar containing a NetBSD source tree leads to a not so nice lockup quite
> fast. The system just hangs, DDB hotkey doesn't work, capslock/numlock
> LEDs don't change etc.[1]

it could be a raidframe issue, I also ran in lockups which I suspect
are related to raidframe:

disabling SMP at boot (boot -1) avoids the issue for me.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.  
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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