5.3-BETA1 hard lockups (HP DL380 G3)

Chris Dillon cdillon at wolves.k12.mo.us
Tue Aug 24 22:13:42 PDT 2004

Anybody else experiencing hard lockups with a recent 5.3-BETA?  I can 
manage to build and install a kernel if I hold my breath while doing 
it, but I can't make it through a buildworld without the system 
locking up hard enough to require a manual reset (thank goodness for 
iLO and its virtual reset button :-).

The hardware I'm working on is a HP Proliant DL380 G3, with dual 
2.8GHz Xeons, 2GB RAM, and using the on-board SmartArray 5i+ 
controller with six 72GB 10KRPM disks in a RAID5 configuration. 
Everything worked fine at first, even went through a few 
kernels+worlds and plenty of port builds over the last month, but 
within the last week or so these hard lockups started happening during 
kernel/world builds (probably any moderate load would do).  I thought 
maybe something might have gone wrong with the hardware so I ran the 
HP Diagnostics on it for 24 hours in a continuous loop and everything 
went fine.  Any clues?

  Chris Dillon - cdillon(at)wolves.k12.mo.us
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