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Old 04-20-07, 10:33 AM   #1
doctor_octagon
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Question FC6 on Dell XPS710 H2C - OS "loses" hard drives

Hey yall,

I inherited a crummy Dell XPS 710 - it's huge, heavy, loud, there's hardly any slots left, and a general PITA.

I installed FC6 x86_64. It uses the sata_nv driver to access the nVidia Mediashield (nforce 590, I think?) RAID -- 2 SATA drives in RAID1. Everything installed ok.

After running for a few hours the OS will lose the ability to write to the disks. The kernel errors with "journal commit I/O error" when it can't write the ext3 journal to the disk. After this any command will generally result in "end_request: I/O error, dev sda".

At this point I can't even shutdown cleanly and a hard restart is necessary.

I tried passing iiommu=soft at boot time but it didn't seem to make a difference.

Ideas?

TIA,
Doc Oc
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