FreeBSD 5.3 problem on Dual AMD64 2.2GHz with 8GB RAM
ganbold at micom.mng.net
Wed Oct 27 19:18:33 PDT 2004
At 01:55 AM 10/28/2004, you wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 11:12:31AM +0900, Ganbold wrote:
> > At 11:45 AM 10/27/2004, you wrote:
> > >On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 09:52:58AM +0900, Ganbold wrote:
> > >> I still have problem running FreeBSD 5.3 with 8GB RAM on Dual amd64
> > >> 2.2GHz (IBM @server 325, ServeRAID 6M) with 8GB RAM.
> > >> It was working ok with 4 GB RAM. Afterwards I added another 4GB RAM and
> > >> tried to boot FreeBSD
> > >> with 8GB RAM. However it showed various errors and login didn't
> work. You
> > >> can see serial console messages
> > >> at the end of my email.
> > >
> > >An IBM e325 has only 6 DIMM slots, specifically what RAM configuration
> > >are you using? Do you have ECC turned on? Are using DRAM scrubbing?
> > >What is your BIOS memory interleaving settings?
> > I have 2GB x 4 = 8GB RAM and ECC is turned on and I have following
> > in BIOS:
>By chance, have you tried both with 4GB per CPU and with all 8GB on one
>CPU? Did it make a difference?
You mean kernel compiled without SMP options? I tried only with dual CPU.
It is not working with 8GB.
> > 4GB Memory Hole adjust -> AUTO
>I would turn this off (disable).
This has only 2 options, AUTO and Manual. If I select Manual, I have to
adjust 4GB memory hole size, which
has 64mb, 128mb, 256mb, 512mb, 1gb options. What should I choose?
> > DRAM Bank interleave -> AUTO
> > Node memory interleave -> Disabled
> > ACPI SRAT table -> Disabled
>I would enable the SRAT table, but do keep disabled the Node memory
>interleave. FreeBSD will not use the SRAT table, but with it
>ON/Enabled/AUTO I know the CPU will be set up a certain way that we do
> > HPET Timer -> Enabled
> > ECC -> Enabled
> > DRAM ECC -> Enabled
> > ECC Scrub Redirection -> Disabled
>I would turn on ECC Scrub Redirection, but thats just to gain reliability.
I will try above configurations and let you know.
>I would also download the latest memtest86+ ISO image from
>www.memtest.org, burn it to CDROM, and see if all your RAM passes. I
>assume it is IBM [re]branded?
It is IBM, RAM is 4x2GB DDR PC2700. I tried IBM diagnostic tools to test
but somehow it didn't finish. I will try memtest.
>-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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