Escalde 7506-4LP PCI parity error on Asustek p2b-ds
matrix at itlegion.ru
Mon Apr 19 09:41:49 PDT 2004
> > > > > > twe0: PCI parity error: Reseat card, move card or buggy device present.
> > > > > > (this line is repeated many times).
> > > > > This is the original message I wrote back then:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=0+0+archive/2002/freebsd-hardware/20020623.freebsd-hardware
> > > > >
> > > > > I couldn't confirm if it were safe to ignore the message or
> > > > > not, but I never had any trouble with it for the 1+ year
> > > > > that I ran the system. That includes mail alarting and
> > > > > rebuilding the array through the 3dmd utility. I use to run
> > > > > JBOD, mirroring and RAID5 on that card.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for replying. I just installed FreeBSD on
> > > > that dual P2B-DS MB with 2 P3 550Mhz CPUs and
> > > > run top. What i saw scred me. I saw 50% CPU LOAD on
> > > > interupts. Nothing really was running, The system is just
> > > > installed and it was my first login (as root). I thinj this
> > > > 50% interupts load is somehow related to the error message.
> > > > But this is just a guess. Is there any way to be make it sure?
> > >
> > > I can't remember well, but PRINTING warnings could well had
> > > been the reason. Try my patch, and see if suppressing the
> > > printf's themselves could save the CPU. If not, well, it
> > > could be scheduler related, and you might want to try
> > > 4-stable instead.
> > Did the patch. The message are gone now. However, i still have
> > about 50% of cpu power wasted on interupts and i have not idea
> > what is going on and how to figure out what is geenrated so many
> > interupts and why. Maybe i should first do CVSup to 5-CURRENT
> > (i am running 5.2-RC2).
> And which BIOS version have you?
> I'd try differrent BIOS versions before cvsup'ing,
> since BIOS did change the interrupt rates in my case.
> Have a look at the counter and see how fast you are
> getting the PE interrupts.
> sysctl hw.twe.twe_pe ; sleep 10 ; sysctl hw.twe.twe_pe
> Then flash some other BIOS (maybe the latest one :) ), and
> see if the rates change. Since, in my case, it was 20/sec
> -> 0.9/sec, that certainly would give you more CPU cycles
> to spare...
I am using the latest BIOS which i could get from www.asus.com.tw
(version 1013). The rate is actyally well below 20/sec. I think (i didn't
measure) it is about 3 to 5 errors per second. But error rate and
interupts rate are different things and it may or maynot be related.
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