Re: 2.4.1 crashing every other day

From: Mordechai Ovits (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 00:31:26 EST

On Sun, Feb 18, 2001 at 02:46:30AM +0100, Andre Tomt wrote:
> Very recently I installed a new mailserver for my company, based around
> qmail, linux 2.4.1, and software raid 1.
> It works very nicely untill it spews out oops's after a few days, leaving
> hundreds of qmail-popup processes hanging, unkillable. THe server is very
> lightly loaded for now, doing only a few hundreds smtp + pop's a day.
> It's a Pentium III 733 based system, with 256MB RAM (one stick, we have
> already tried another stick), and every partition except swap on software
> RAID 1. Both IDE disks (IBM-DTLA-307030, 30GB each) are connected to a HPT
> ATA100 IDE controller (see the lscpi-output). I've attached some info, and
> one decoded oops. Longer down you'll find info from lspci and the like.
> As a side note, we have one other _identical_ hardware setup, running the
> same kernel, same base software, same partitioning, same RAID setup, just as
> a webserver. And it works grrrreat, no hickups whatsoever. Also, the oops's
> seems to happen only with qmail-popup, at least thats how the few crashes I
> had the chance to investigate did.

Looks like you were bitten by either the RAID 1 bugs or the elevator bugs.
Try a 2.4.2-pre4 or an 2.4.1-ac18 kernel. Should solve it.

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