Well, I got hired to work about 15 days on Oracle. So, working on the test db, and I move the rollback segments to the new drive. As I drop a large column from a table, the RAID controller goes bezerk (mailbox blocked) and the DB is basically trashed. Yeah, I could have recovered, but reappllying what I just did would haven taken way too long. Besides, recovering from a bad rollback segment is hard. The database reported a bad block. So, we decided to get the DB from backup.
Lo and behold, the backup was deleted because a new backup (of the live DB) was being downloaded. "Hey, we don't need this anymore!", sayeth the SA. I'd call him an idiot, but the SA will probably read this
Trashed most of yesterday's work, and today I am waiting for the new backup to be rolled out. A new driver is being compiled. Apparently, the error is fixed in a new RC of the driver.
So, the kernel is being recompiled with the new driver. Hopefully I'll be working soon.