mkraid hangs

mkraid hangs

Post by Bryan K. Wrigh » Fri, 12 Jul 2002 03:21:27

Hi folks,

        Here's the scenario: I have six IDE disks, each on
a separate controller, running under Red Hat 7.2 with
kernel-2.4.9-34 (Red Hat's version).  The motherboard is an
Asus a7v266-e.  I find that when I try to use these disks
in a RAID-5 configuration, mkraid (and everything else) hangs.
The only way to recover is to hit the reset button.

        The same software and hardware (except for the motherboard)
works fine in another machine.  Have I hit a problem specific to
this Asus motherboard?  If so, any suggestions?

        By the way, as an experiment I've tried configuring the
disks into a RAID-0 array, and it seems to work fine.  I only
see the problem when I try to use RAID-5.

                                Thanks in advance,

Bryan Wright                |"If you take cranberries and stew them like
Physics Department          | applesauce, they taste much more like prunes
University of *ia      | than rhubarb does."  --  Groucho
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