Athlon 64 2800+ on ASUS K8V SE freezing

João Carlos Mendes Luís jonny at
Mon Jan 10 17:31:43 PST 2005


     I've been running a test machine with FreeBSD-amd64 5.3-stable 
since 5.3-beta.  It's a Athlon 64 2800+ on ASUS K8V SE, 512M DDR400 and 
2 Seagate SATA 200 on Promise RAID1.  In the test setup, no problem was 
found, except for the onboard sk(4), which has been "replaced" by an 
Intel fxp(4).

     Then, after migrating for production work, this same machine is now 
freezing (no panics, just full freeze) after some time.  I could not yet 
find a repeatable procedure to freeze this machine.  I have removed 
almost every non-essencial driver from the kernel and non-essencial 
daemons from running, but it still freezes.

     Could somebody please help me on how to seek the source of these 
problems?  I've seen some reports of problems with the Promise RAID 
Controler, the firewire controller (which I am not using) and the ACPI 
subsystem (which I don't know if I can disable).  But all of these are 
now more than six months old, and I thought they have been fixed.

     Here is the current dmesg.boot.  Note the DMA failure on ad0.  This 
disk is not being used here, it is installed just for copying of 
previous i386 system data, but this disk is pretty new and had no 
problems before.  Anyway, the freeze was happening before it has been 
installed here.

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FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #0: Mon Jan 10 18:48:24 BRST 2005
     jonny at
WARNING: DIAGNOSTIC option enabled, expect reduced performance.
WARNING: debug.mpsafenet forced to 0 as ipsec requires Giant
WARNING: MPSAFE network stack disabled, expect reduced performance.
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+ (1802.32-MHz K8-class CPU)
   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0xf48  Stepping = 8
   AMD Features=0xe0500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,LM,3DNow+,3DNow>
real memory  = 536018944 (511 MB)
avail memory = 508870656 (485 MB)
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 1
MADT: Forcing active-low polarity and level trigger for SCI
ioapic0 <Version 0.3> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
acpi0: <A M I OEMXSDT> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <VIA 8385 host to PCI bridge> mem 0xf8000000-0xfbffffff at device 
0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
atapci0: <Promise PDC20378 SATA150 controller> port 
0xbc00-0xbc7f,0xcc00-0xcc0f,0xdc00-0xdc3f mem 
0xf7700000-0xf771ffff,0xf7800000-0xf7800fff irq 18 at device 8.0 on pci0
atapci0: failed: rid 0x20 is memory, requested 4
ata2: channel #0 on atapci0
ata3: channel #1 on atapci0
ata4: channel #2 on atapci0
fxp0: <Intel 82558 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xec00-0xec1f mem 
0xf7e00000-0xf7efffff,0xf5200000-0xf5200fff irq 16 at device 9.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:c9:cc:52:b3
puc0: <US Robotics (3Com) 3CP5609 PCI 16550 Modem> port 0xb000-0xb007 
irq 19 at device 14.0 on pci0
sio4: <US Robotics (3Com) 3CP5609 PCI 16550 Modem> on puc0
sio4: type 16550A
sio4: unable to activate interrupt in fast mode - using normal mode
atapci1: <VIA 6420 SATA150 controller> port 
irq 20 at device 15.0 on pci0
ata5: channel #0 on atapci1
ata6: channel #1 on atapci1
atapci2: <VIA 8237 UDMA133 controller> port 
0xfc00-0xfc0f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 15.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci2
ata1: channel #1 on atapci2
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 16.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 16.1 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 16.2 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 16.3 (no driver attached)
pci0: <serial bus, USB> at device 16.4 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 17.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 17.5 (no driver attached)
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
acpi_button1: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 
on acpi0
fdc0: [FAST]
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 flags 0x10 on 
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
sio1: type 16550A
orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcafff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1802318426 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
ipfw2 initialized, divert disabled, rule-based forwarding enabled, 
default to accept, logging unlimited
ad0: 114473MB <ST3120022A/3.06> [232581/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
ad0: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (2 retries left) LBA=234441585
ad0: FAILURE - READ_DMA timed out
acd0: CDROM <GCR-8521B/1.00> at ata1-master PIO4
ad4: 190782MB <ST3200822AS/3.01> [387621/16/63] at ata2-master SATA150
ad6: 190782MB <ST3200822AS/3.01> [387621/16/63] at ata3-master SATA150
ar0: 190782MB <ATA RAID1 array> [24321/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
  disk0 READY on ad6 at ata3-master
  disk1 READY on ad4 at ata2-master
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ar0s1a
Accounting enabled

Heres the kernel config file:

machine		amd64
ident		ROMA

maxusers	0



options 	SCHED_4BSD		# 4BSD scheduler
options 	INET			# InterNETworking
options 	IPSEC			# IP security


options 	FFS			# Berkeley Fast Filesystem
options 	SOFTUPDATES		# Enable FFS soft updates support
options 	QUOTA			# enable disk quotas

options 	NFSCLIENT		# Network Filesystem Client
options 	NFSSERVER		# Network Filesystem Server
options 	MSDOSFS			# MSDOS Filesystem
options 	CD9660			# ISO 9660 Filesystem
options 	PROCFS			# Process filesystem (requires PSEUDOFS)
options 	NULLFS			# NULL filesystem
options 	PSEUDOFS		# Pseudo-filesystem framework
options 	GEOM_GPT		# GUID Partition Tables.
options 	COMPAT_43
options 	KTRACE			# ktrace(1) support
options 	SYSVSHM			# SYSV-style shared memory
options 	SYSVMSG			# SYSV-style message queues
options 	SYSVSEM			# SYSV-style semaphores
options 	_KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING # Posix P1003_1B real-time extensions
options 	KBD_INSTALL_CDEV	# install a CDEV entry in /dev
options 	ADAPTIVE_GIANT		# Giant mutex is adaptive.

device		atpic		# 8259A compatability
options 	NO_MIXED_MODE	# Don't penalize working chipsets

device		acpi
options 	ACPI_DEBUG
device		isa
device		pci
device		agp

device		fdc

device		ata
device		atadisk		# ATA disk drives
device		ataraid		# ATA RAID drives
device		atapicd		# ATAPI CDROM drives
options 	ATA_STATIC_ID	# Static device numbering

device		atkbdc		# AT keyboard controller
device		atkbd		# AT keyboard
device		psm		# PS/2 mouse
device		vga		# VGA video card driver
device		sc

options 	SC_DFLT_FONT
makeoptions	SC_DFLT_FONT=iso15
options 	SC_HISTORY_SIZE=1000	# number of history buffer lines

device		sio		# 8250, 16[45]50 based serial ports
device		puc

device		miibus		# MII bus support
device		fxp		# Intel EtherExpress PRO/100B (82557, 82558)
device		rl		# RealTek 8129/8139

device		loop		# Network loopback
device		mem		# Memory and kernel memory devices
device		io		# I/O device
device		random		# Entropy device
device		ether		# Ethernet support
device		tun		# Packet tunnel.

device		pty		# Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc)
device		md		# Memory "disks"
device		bpf		# Berkeley packet filter
device		snp		# Snoop device - to look at pty/vty/etc..

options 	MSGBUF_SIZE=40960


João Carlos Mendes Luís - Networking Engineer - jonny at

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