System Still Freezing

fbsd_user fbsd_user at
Thu Mar 16 14:51:00 UTC 2006

System freezes are all most always (94% of the time) hardware
Power supply overheating, power supply voltage output falling to
dust on motherboard causing overheating, or first signs of hard
drive failure.
Running mfg diagnostic will not identify these types of problems
they become close to total failure.

If you want to eliminate 6.0 as cause install 4.11.
That's before all the current major changes were applied.

But my money is on hardware starting to fail.

If I was you, I would make an backup to different hard drive of any
data I did not want to lose.

The warning signs are staring you straight in the face.

I had this happen to me and was so frustrated over it. Once I
replaced the
hard drive FreeBSD was installed on the freeze ups stopped. I still
am using
that HD in the same box for backup storage with out any problems
since. Go figure.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Grant Peel
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 9:04 AM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: System Still Freezing

Hi all,

Another chapter in the life (and death), of my Dell PE 1850.

As you may be aware, I have a PE 1850 that has started to
freeze (this all started Feb 23rd). SOmetimes, it will run for 2
days, then
freeze, sometimes it can run as long as 5 days.

All logs and everything turned up to near debug, show nothing. The
just stops dead, and again, a physical suyvey of the server reveals
All lights still working and blinking, no excessive heat not beeps
etc etc.

A week ago, I ran every 32 bit Dell diagnostic I could on it ... for
4 hours
straight and not 1 error found. I also ran memetst86 for 3 hours and
errors found.

Here are some particulars:

Dell PowerEdge 1850
-Intel 3.0 GHz Duel Core.
-512 MB DDR RAn
-74 GB SCSI Seagate Cheetah 10k.
- 2 Onboard Intel Pro1000 (1 GB) NICS (Both connected to my switch,
and 1 WAN.).
- 1 Built in (Dedicated Riser) DRAC 4/I card.
- NO RAID, No Extra VIdeo or sound. No keyboard plugged in, no

SHould I consider diableing APIC and Hyperthreading? Does anything
know if
these two would be causing all the issues I have in the kernel?

I have been reading alot about interupt storms lately. How can I
tell if
this is whats happeneing here?

Thanks again all,


Kernel boot file (dmesg.boot):

root on s1# more dmesg.boot
dmesg.boot: No such file or directory
root on s1# pwd
root on s1# cd /var/run
root on s1# more dmesg.boot
Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993,
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights
FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #2: Fri Mar 10 15:39:52 EST 2006
    gpeel at
MPTable: <DELL     PE 016C     >
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz (2992.71-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf43  Stepping = 3

  AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM>
  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 536608768 (511 MB)
avail memory = 515788800 (491 MB)
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2
ioapic0: Assuming intbase of 0
ioapic1: Changing APIC ID to 3
ioapic1: Assuming intbase of 24
ioapic2: Changing APIC ID to 4
ioapic2: Assuming intbase of 48
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
ioapic1 <Version 2.0> irqs 24-47 on motherboard
ioapic2 <Version 2.0> irqs 48-71 on motherboard
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
cpu0 on motherboard
pcib0: <MPTable Host-PCI bridge> pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib2: <MPTable PCI-PCI bridge> at device 0.0 on pci1
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
mpt0: <LSILogic 1030 Ultra4 Adapter> port 0xec00-0xecff mem
0xdfdf0000-0xdfdfffff,0xdfde0000-0xdfdeffff irq 26 at device 5.0 o
n pci2
mpt0: MPI Version=
mpt0: Unhandled Event Notify Frame. Event 0xa.
pcib3: <MPTable PCI-PCI bridge> at device 0.2 on pci1
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib3
pcib4: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
pci4: <PCI bus> on pcib4
pcib5: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 5.0 on pci0
pci5: <PCI bus> on pcib5
pcib6: <MPTable PCI-PCI bridge> at device 0.0 on pci5
pci6: <PCI bus> on pcib6
em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection, Version - 2.1.7> port
0xdcc0-0xdcff mem 0xdfae0000-0xdfafffff irq 48 at device 7.0
 on pci6
em0: Ethernet address: 00:14:22:1c:d5:7e
em0:  Speed:N/A  Duplex:N/A
pcib7: <MPTable PCI-PCI bridge> at device 0.2 on pci5
pci7: <PCI bus> on pcib7
em1: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection, Version - 2.1.7> port
0xccc0-0xccff mem 0xdf8e0000-0xdf8fffff irq 49 at device 8.0
 on pci7
em1: Ethernet address: 00:14:22:1c:d5:7f
em1:  Speed:N/A  Duplex:N/A
pcib8: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 6.0 on pci0
pci8: <PCI bus> on pcib8
uhci0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-A> port
0xace0-0xacff irq 16
at device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-B> port
0xacc0-0xacdf irq 19
at device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-B> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> port
0xaca0-0xacbf irq 18
at device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <Intel 82801EB (ICH5) USB controller USB-C> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xdff00000-0xdff003ff
irq 23
at device 29.7 on pci0
usb3: EHCI version 1.0
usb3: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2
usb3: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb3: USB revision 2.0
uhub3: Intel EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
uhub4: vendor 0x413c product 0xa001, class 9/0, rev 2.00/0.00, addr
uhub4: multiple transaction translators
uhub4: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pcib9: <MPTable PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci9: <PCI bus> on pcib9
pci9: <unknown> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
pci9: <unknown> at device 5.1 (no driver attached)
pci9: <unknown> at device 5.2 (no driver attached)
atapci0: <SiI 0680 UDMA133 controller> port
f mem
00-0xdf5fecff irq 23 at device 6.0 on pci9
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pci9: <display, VGA> at device 13.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci1: <Intel ICH5 UDMA100 controller> port
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xfc00-0xfc0f at device 31.1 on
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci1
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem
0xc0000-0xcafff,0xcb000-0xcefff,0xec000-0xeffff on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
ppc0: parallel port not found.
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on
unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (memory)
unknown: <PNP0501> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0303> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0c01> can't assign resources (port)
ukbd0: Dell DRAC4, rev 1.10/0.00, addr 2, iclass 3/1
kbd1 at ukbd0
ums0: Dell DRAC4, rev 1.10/0.00, addr 2, iclass 3/1
ums0: X report 0x0002 not supported
device_attach: ums0 attach returned 6
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2992712437 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
acd0: CDROM <TEAC CD-ROM CD-224E-N/3.AB> at ata0-master UDMA33
device_attach: afd0 attach returned 6
acd1: CDROM <VIRTUALCDROM DRIVE/> at ata2-slave PIO3
ses0 at mpt0 bus 0 target 6 lun 0
ses0: <PE/PV 1x2 SCSI BP 1.0> Fixed Processor SCSI-2 device
ses0: 3.300MB/s transfers
ses0: SAF-TE Compliant Device
da0 at mpt0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <SEAGATE ST373207LC D701> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-3 device
da0: 320.000MB/s transfers (160.000MHz, offset 63, 16bit), Tagged
da0: 70007MB (143374650 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 8924C)
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a
WARNING: / was not properly dismounted
WARNING: /home was not properly dismounted
WARNING: /usr was not properly dismounted
WARNING: /var was not properly dismounted
/var: mount pending error: blocks 4 files 1
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, rule-based forwarding
default to deny, logging disabled

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