November 9th, 2005


My server, which runs Planet Lisp,, etc, has been flaking out with increasing frequency lately.

Here's the setup:

  • Relion 1XT 1U Pentium 4 3.0Ghz from Penguin Computing
  • 2GB ECC memory
  • Two 80GB SATA drives in md-raid 1 mounted on /
  • Fedora Core 4, kernel 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4

It's gotten to the point where it is locking up every few days. I can't even compile a kernel; it either segfaults or I get this in random include files:

error: static or type qualifiers in non-parameter array declarator

Everything screams "hardware problem". I'm extremely bummed about it. I didn't save any of the material to ship the unit back, if that proves necessary, and I don't really want to have weeks of downtime waiting for some resolution. Anyone have any comments or suggestions?

UPDATE The server will be going down for overnight maintenance today. Planet Lisp should be back up sometime on Thursday.