kpanic on install >32GB of RAM
seanbru at yahoo-inc.com
Sat Oct 16 20:02:28 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 09:38 -0700, Sean Bruno wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 09:30 -0700, Boris Kochergin wrote:
> > On 10/15/10 12:27, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 09:04:53AM -0700, Sean Bruno wrote:
> > >> So, trying to get a massively overpowered HP box up with 7.3 amd64
> > >> version up and running.
> > >>
> > >> I can't tell at the moment, but it looks like the installer kernel is
> > >> having issues with>32GB of RAM in this box.
> > >>
> > >> Are we using the i386 kernel on amd64 installs?
> > > If you booted a FreeBSD image that has "amd64" in the ISO name, then the
> > > kernel is actually 64-bit (amd64). The only i386 piece would be the
> > > bootloader.
> > >
> > > There's probably someone here who can help with the issue you describe,
> > > as there's occasional posts here and there from people who experience
> > > issues/problems when using very large amounts of RAM.
> > >
> > I've got an amd64 machine with 48 GB of RAM that has run 7, 8, and now
> > 9, which leads me to believe that your issue is not solely related to
> > the amount of memory.
> > -Boris
> > __________
> Edge case at 64G perhaps? That's the minimum you can get in the HP
> DL980 apparently.
Hrm, no success today setting available RAM to 32G and reducing the
number of processors to 8.
I've disabled and tweaked pretty much everything available to me here
and have tried to boot up the fbsd 8 install media with the same result
as using the fbsd 7 media: Repeated and continuous panics on all
processors simultaneously after selecting install method from the boot
Not sure what to do at this point to get the system up and running.
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