I am having some problems with a Dell 1950 server. I am installing RHEL 4.6 along with Oracle and some other software on here.
I am randomly getting an error message saying "kernel: journal commit I/O error" on my ssh session and on the monitor I have hooked up to the server I see an error scrolling by that says "EXT3-fs error (device sda5) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted."
It has happened several times but never at the same point during the install. Actually, this last time the system was up and running and I was just trying to import a database into oracle.
This has happened on several hard drives, so I'm pretty sure that is not the problem. This makes me think the raid controller is going bad.
What do you guys think?
** UPDATE **
Pretty sure it was a bad hard drive. I threw another drive in the server and it's been running for about 48 hours with out problems.