Problems w/Intel D946GZIS + Pentium D (Possible SMP Problem)
tundra at tundraware.com
Wed May 30 15:29:55 UTC 2007
Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> Just bought:
> Intel D946GZIS MOBO w/ICH7 SATA-II support
> WDC WD2500JS-00NCB1 250G Hard Drive that claims to do 3G/s
> Pentium D @ 3.2GHz
> In addition to the on-board peripherals, the two available
> PCI slots have an Adaptec 2930CU SCSI controller and
> a 3Com 3C901 card in them respectively.
> I've run into a problem that makes no sense to me and I suspect
> is related to how SMP works (or, then again, maybe not):
> 1) When booting FBSD 6.2, right after the second CPU is started
> the system hangs for about 45 seconds and then proceeds normally.
> This happens with GENERIC-Release, SMP-Stable, and SMP-Release kernels.
> During this wait, the floppy goes active for some reason.
At first, I thought this was somehow related to the 2nd CPU being fired up, but
after looking at /var/log/messages I doubt this is it. It seems that the long
delay is somehow related with the system trying to mount the SATA drive (ads4a).
What is strange is that: a) A SATA-300 drive/controller are seen as SATA-150 and
b) That the floppy drive goes active during this long pause as the system "hunts"
to mount the drive.
Does any of this make sense to you hardware/driver geniuses out there? Other than
these two boot-time problems, the system appears to be stable and work well. I'm
just concenred I have to way during each boot and am not able to get full drive/controller
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