[linux-lvm] strange behavior with 1.0.5 on Linux 2.4.19?

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Tue Nov 5 08:33:01 UTC 2002

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 02:54:18PM -0800, Gregory Ade wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 04:48, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> > Gregory a _different_ system is unlikely to help.
> > I was asking for changes to take affect on the system where you do have 
> > the problem.
> Ahh...  That may take a little time, then.  I can certainly prepare
> another kernel for testing with high memory support turned off, and try
> to do some tests at the end of business on friday.  It might have to
> wait a little longer, though.  I'll see what they're willing to
> schedule, and get you results when I can.
> > If you have a chance to reconfigure the failing system temporarily,
> > running what you did before should reproduce the same problems (segfault
> > on snapshot creation after fresh reboot) in case there's _no_ bug in the
> > large/high memory support.
> > My assumption is that it will not.
> So, just for clarification, on the system where I am having this
> problem, all you want me to do is run a kernel without high memory
> support and attempt the snapshot creation?  Unfortunately, the way the
> system was assembled, the smallest I can physically reduce the RAM to is
> 4GB (two DIMMS on each memory carrier is the minimum required for the
> system to boot, and they shipped it to us with 8 1GB DIMMS.)

There's no need to physically remove any DIMMs. Just cook up a kernel
without the patches you mentioned to get that elefant going and
without high memory support.

You can boot with lilo command line containing "mem=1G" to test with
just 1Gb.

> Thanks again,
> Gregory
> -- 
> Gregory K. Ade <gkade at bigbrother.net>
> http://bigbrother.net/~gkade
> OpenPGP Key ID: EAF4844B  keyserver: pgpkeys.mit.edu

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

*** Software bugs are stupid.
    Nevertheless it needs not so stupid people to solve them ***


Heinz Mauelshagen                                 Sistina Software Inc.
Senior Consultant/Developer                       Am Sonnenhang 11
                                                  56242 Marienrachdorf
Mauelshagen at Sistina.com                           +49 2626 141200
                                                       FAX 924446

More information about the linux-lvm mailing list