[Fwd: Re: Dual processor, AMD 64 machine freezing.]
msergeant at iexec.com.au
Sun Feb 1 17:19:24 PST 2004
It should be noted that I was able to do a make world & kernel without
the machine hanging on the local console. When I rebooted the machine
and typed ifconfig the machine again hung so this seems to be pointing
to network issues for sure. What are the thoughts on dropping in an fxp0
> From: Mark Sergeant <msergeant at snsonline.net>
> To: Andreas Braukmann <braukmann at tse-online.de>
> Subject: Re: Dual processor, AMD 64 machine freezing.
> Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:00:23 +1000
> On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 09:40, Andreas Braukmann wrote:
> > On 02/02/04 09:19:33 +1000 Mark Sergeant wrote:
> > > I've just installed 5.2-RELEASE-AMD64 on a dual opteron 248 machine,
> > > with the following specs :
> > >
> > > Tyan Thunder Motherboard
> > Which model? There are several Thunder K8 Boards out there.
> > K8S, K8S Pro, K8W, etc.
> K8S 2880
> > Furthermore: which BIOS Release?
> > I had trouble with all but the initial BIOS-Release for my
> > Thunder K8S (2880) Boards under i386-stable and i386-current
> > concerning interrupt routing issues (with and without ACPI).
> > I hope testing the various BIOS revisions under amd64-current
> > really soon.
> > > 2 x Opteron 248
> > > 2 x 1GB sticks PC 2700 ECC ram
> > > adaptec scsi raid card.
> > > raid 5 array + 1 hot spare.
> > > Motherboard has onboard video, dual intel gigabit nics (bge).
> > Intel or Broadcom? The "intel" nics would be em(4), the Broadcom
> > nics would be bge(4). The Thunder K8S comes with dual bge(4).
> > >From the dmesg-output your board looks like the K8S (2880).
> > You may try to downgrade your BIOS to V1.07.
> My mistake, I looked at the chip on the motherboard and it said intel
> gigabit, these are broadcom's which I have had trouble with previously
> with an smp setup. I've got the v1.07 bios installed at the moment.
> > > The last freeze I had it was a panic, but the majority of the time the
> > > machine completely locks up. Any help people can give me would be much
> > > appreciated, I can't even do a build world as it fails within 5 minutes
> > > of kicking off the buildworld.
> > Looks quite like an interrupt storm.
> > Do you mind showing the mptable output?
> > My boards where rock-stable with complete unconfigured nics; since
> > the culprit was a misrouted interrupt for the broadcoms. Sometimes
> > doing an ifconfig was sufficient to "halt" the machine, sometimes
> > I had to initiate a ftp transfer or other means to generate some
> > network traffic.
> I do have to agree that this seems to be a problem with the onboard
> nics, I'm contemplating dropping in an fxp0 nic, but I do really need
> the onboard gigs :/
> > -Andreas
Mark Sergeant <msergeant at iexec.com.au>
iExec.com.au Corporate Internet Solutions
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