Re: more NCR53c8xx ext2 problems.

Marc Lewis (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 21:13:21 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Todd J Derr wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd be happy to help out debugging this problem. I can try to
> find a reliable way to reproduce it, i'll try stealing some swap to
> make an fs on and playing with it. All I can say is that I spend a
> lot of time overnight writing smallish files in the same directory,
> which seems consistent with someone else's report (I saw someone
> running a news server...)

We run a news server here with a similar configuration. Its a P90 w/64MB,
and a NCR53c810 in it. No noticable problems.


guysmiley-root:~$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: DSAS-3720 !b Rev: S47Y
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: CONNER Model: CFP4207S 4.28GB Rev: 2847
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST15150N Rev: 0023
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

guysmiley-root:~$ uname -a
Linux 2.0.8 #2 Tue Aug 6 21:32:50 PDT 1996 i586

guysmiley-root:~$ uptime
9:08pm up 13 days, 22:50, 1 user, load average: 1.01, 0.86, 0.89

guysmiley-root:~$ df
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/sda2 655200 457686 163671 74% /
/dev/md0 7764631 6796615 968016 88% /var/spool/news

This machine usually has >30 day uptimes before rebooting. This last
reboot was due to a disk crash (damn HP disks). This is a pretty reliable
configuration and we're using similar SCSI configurations across our entire
network (8 other machines). Note that all but our terminal server is now
running 2.0.8, which is the most stable that we've found in the 2.0.x
series. The terminal server is a 1.2.14(unofficial) as we had nothing but
problems with 2.0.x and Cyclades.

As with anything, YMMV, it seems.

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