kern/72778: 5.3beta7 never boots, suspected SMP problem
projs+freebsd at niss.com
Sat Oct 16 19:40:21 PDT 2004
>Synopsis: 5.3beta7 never boots, suspected SMP problem
>Arrival-Date: Sun Oct 17 02:40:18 GMT 2004
>Originator: Scott Bolte
Does not boot far enough to have an environment.
5.3Beta7 hangs right after displaying the system memory information. I'll guess that the 2-CPU motherboard, when there is only one cpu installed, is confusing the SMP probes.
The Tyan S1668 motherboard is rather old (circa 1996), but it still runs FreeBSD 4.3 just fine. Only when I try to boot 5.3 from the three boot/kern1/kern2 floppies are there problems.
Here are the verbose boot messages. It does not continue after the "avail memory" line.
FreeBSD 5.3BETA7 #0: Sat Oct 2 21:01:00 UTC 2004
root at wv1u.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Preloaded elf kernel "/kernel" at 0xc0e45000.
Preloaded elf module "/acpi.ko" at 0xc0e451e8.
Preloaded mfs_root "/mfsroot" at 0xc0e45288.
MP Configuration Table version 1.1 found at 0xc00f08d4
APIC: Using the MPTable enumerator.
SMP: Added CPU 0 (BSP)
SMP: Added CPU 1 (AP)
MPTable: <OEM00000 PROD00000000>
Calibrating clock(s) ... i8254: 1193126 Hz
CLK_USE_I8254_CALIBRATION not specified - using default frequency
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
Calibrating TSC clock ... TSC clock: 198948622 Hz
CPU: Pentium Pro (198.95-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x617 Stepping = 7
real memory = 67108864 (64 MB)
Physical memory chunk(s):
0x0000000000001000 - 0x000000000009efff, 647168 bytes (158 pages)
0x0000000000100000 - 0x00000000003fffff, 3145728 bytes (768 pages)
0x0000000001029000 - 0x0000000003eaffff, 48787456 bytes (11911 pages)
avail memory = 51904512 (49MB)
If there is anything I can do to gather more data for you let me know. Otherwise I'll try again with the next 5.3 release.
Tried multiple times and each time it hung at the same place.
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