Filesystem corruption? (i7505 chipset, RAID5)

From: Cesar Suga (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 09:41:56 EST


        In these days I've bought a Tyan i7505 board with a single Xeon
processor. I noticed its GART would only be supported in 2.5.53. So I
compiled 2.5.75 and everything was okay. (Hyperthreading on)

        I have five SCSI HDDs in an Adaptec AHA-2940UW card in RAID5 (software,
obviously), one as a spare disk. /dev/md0 had an ext3 partition. The
graphics card is a Radeon 9000 Pro (64M). X 4.3.0. 1024M system memory.
No devfs compiled. EtherExpress Pro/100 onboard card.

        Rebooting the system with the new 2.6.0-test1 kernel was okay after
replacing 2.5.75. After starting X, I noticed the CPU usage was at 100%.
I switched to a terminal and logged. ls itself gave me ext3 errors and
when I switched back to 2.5.75 the array was entirely damaged (could not
repair at all, so I do not have .config to report)

        Would it be something introduced in the sync_fs() fix or something?

        I can give further reports, if needed, installing a distribution in a
separate hard disk.

-- Cesar Suga <>

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