contigmalloc() lameness (Re: boot problem in HP Proliant ML370
mj at feral.com
Mon Apr 3 05:34:46 UTC 2006
I must have missed something here. What's the problem that causes
contigmalloc to be called here? If this is to do with > 4GB of memory, that
was fixed in -CURRENT over a month ago.
From: Ganbold [mailto:ganbold at micom.mng.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:28 PM
To: Kris Kennaway
Cc: mj at feral.com; mjacob at FreeBSD.org; scottl at samsco.org;
freebsd-stable at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: contigmalloc() lameness (Re: boot problem in HP Proliant ML370
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 12:56:57PM +0900, Ganbold wrote:
>> Here is dmes.boot and pciconf output on FreeBSD-6.0-RELEASE.
>> Boot takes 3-4 minutes after "da0: 140014MB (286749488 512 byte sectors:
>> 255H 63S/T 17849C)" line and continues.
>> I will try to upgrade again to 6.1-PRERELEASE later today. I did before
>> and the problem still was there.
> The mpt driver calls contigmalloc in a way that takes ages to run
> because it was poorly rewritten some time ago. Scottl partially fixed
> it on 7.0 (after the problem became much worse there - it was taking
> over 40 minutes instead of 4) but the change is not complete enough to
> back-port yet.
I see. Yes, it eventually becomes up after 3-4 minutes.
However what annoying is every time I reboot/restart the server
I have to manually press "Enter" key. How can I resolve this issue?
Is there any known solution?
In any case I will try first RELENG_6 then CURRENT on this machine.
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