kern/70931: panic: page fault at end of boot on Athlon 64 /
karl at kls2.com
Thu Aug 26 09:40:59 PDT 2004
> > Will do, but I doubt that's related. With the 4.10 twe driver bugs in
> > mind, I physically yanked the card from the system and tried booting
> > from floppies. Same panic.
> Well, it looks like your panic happens, when accessing the disks, so i
> suspected the twe controller.
I suspected it as well, though the panic also happens when accessing the
MFS filesystem after booting from floppy. With or without the twe card
in the system. I thought that was convincing. :-)
> Do you by chance have any other Disks available to try?
No, but I did try fiddling with memory sticks again. One of them is
clearly bad -- with just it, the system won't even get through the BIOS,
and with the other one I've gotten all the way to a running system.
However, it's not out of the woods yet as I've seen several panics
during shutdown. Here's one that I caught on paper:
syncing disks... 1
vm_page_free: pindex(57), busy(0), PG_BUSY(1), hold(0)
panic: vm_page_free: freeing free page
twe0: Cannot delete unit. error = 16
I'm going to run Memtest86 on the box overnight, and also try 5.3-BETA
for which I ran out of time last evening.
> > Do you have a preference for x86 or amd64? I'll try both if I can. I'm
> > also going to run more hardware diagnostics and re-check all of the BIOS
> > settings.
> There are several people including myself, who run FreeBSD-am64 on the
> K8V without problems. So if you don't have the need to run i386, give
> amd64 a try.
I'll give it a whirl. However, this machine is destined to be my main
web and mail server so I want something very stable. That's why I have
been planning to use 4.10 rather than 5.x, which in turn forces i386.
I mainly bought the K8V for lots of ECC memory, not because I need the
horsepower, though if 5.3(-BETA) is stable and the amd64 buys enough
performance it could be interesting for web site upgrades. One of mine
(gc.kls2.com) is quite busy and enough CPU could enable some interesting
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