varnish-misc Digest, Vol 4, Issue 1

Anders Berg andersb at
Sun Jul 9 17:12:37 CEST 2006

On Jul 9, 2006, at 12:00, varnish-misc-request at wrote:

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> Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 14:55:13 +0200
> From: des at (Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav )
> Subject: varnish-test-1
> To: varnish-misc at
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> I did some more troubleshooting on varnish-test-1 and came up blank.
> None of the diagnostics utilities provide any meaningful information
> (other than "disk in channel 2 slot 2 failed").  No matter how I move
> the disks around, only the disks in slots 0 and 1 (on channel 1) work;
> disks in the other four slots (on channel 2) spin up and go red.  I
> tried adding a second power supply (temporarily borrowed from
> varnish-test-2, which has two but uses only one) on the off chance
> that there simply wasn't enough power for four 15k disks, but that
> made no difference.

Okay, something is really broken then I guess. I'll give HP a call  
and see what we come up with.

Anders Berg

> I wiped the array and created a RAID 0 array with the two disks on
> channel 0, so we can at least use the machine.  I didn't take a backup
> before wiping it, but I copied the password files and home directories
> over from varnish-test-2 after reinstalling.  Note that the SSH host
> key has changed.
> I'd be very interested in hearing from HP what they think the problem
> is.  I didn't much care for their "are you sure the server was
> installed by competent personnel" attitude.
> -- 
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav
> Senior Software Developer
> Linpro AS -

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