Big problems with 7.1 locking up :-(
petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Mon Jan 12 07:16:51 PST 2009
> I'm not sure if you've done this already, but the normal suggestions apply:
> have you compiled with INVARIANTS/WITNESS/DDB/KDB/BREAK_TO_DEBUGGER, and do
> any results / panics / etc result? Sometimes these debugging tools are able
> to convert hangs into panics, which gives us much more ability to debug them.
I did, but it turns out I had an incorrect option in there which made the
data I got not relevent. I now have another machine running a kernel
with the following config:
Those should enable me to get some useful output I hope.
> If it still hangs rather than panicking, are you able to break into the
> debugger on the console? If you're using a video console and not able to get
> to the debugger, would it be possible to configure a serial console and use
I cant add a sserial console - I am remote enough from most of
these machines (Slough) and very remote from the test box (its in the USA!)
so I cant get to them physicly. But I do have iLo which lets me use the
console and gives me a bit of access to the front. I will check for NMI.
Just had another lockup here - my working day has become a succession of
running round rebooting servers though iLo at the moment.
Will get back to you when the debug one has crashed - I could possibly
give you direct access to the iLo console on that if you need it ?
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