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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Hardware Forum
Author sporadic crashes
taunusstein-net
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Posts: 17
Joined: 16.10.09
Posted on December 23 2010 02:00
Hello,

I got a strange problem with OpenVMS 8.3 (no patches original from Hobbyist Kit installed). Sometimes SCSI get a reset an OpenVMS stops working w/o any message. This problems occures somtimes also while booting.

$ sh dev

Device Device Error Volume Free Trans Mnt
Name Status Count Label Blocks Count Cnt
DSA0: Mounted 0 ALPHASYS 67319408 221 1
$1$DKA0: (AXP) ShadowSetMember 0 (member of DSA0smiley
$1$DKA100: (AXP) ShadowCopying 0 (copy trgt DSA0: 90% copied)
$1$DKA200: (AXP) Online 0
$1$DKA300: (AXP) Online 0
$1$DKA400: (AXP) Online 0
$1$DKA600: (AXP) Online wrtlck 0
$1$DVA0: (AXP) Online 0

Device Device Error
Name Status Count
OPA0: Online 0
OPA2: Online 0
OPA3: Online 0
FTA0: Offline 0
TTA0: Online 0
TTB0: Online 0

Device Device Error
Name Status Count
LRA0: Online 0

Device Device Error
Name Status Count
MPA0: Online 0
PKA0: Online 0

While syncing Raid1 no problem ocurred, but if I want to install any patch set (e.g VMS83A_PCSI-V0200) console shows 0%, SCSI disk lights, then reset and nothing more happens.

To check for hardware problems I installed Debian Linux 5.0.4 (for AXP). I did many checks which created heavy load on disks for several hours. Linux syslog did not show any scsi related problems, so I would say there is no HW problem.

What should be checked to get rid off that problem ?

best regards
Christian
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