5.3-BETA1 hard lockups (HP DL380 G3)
rwatson at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 25 08:03:02 PDT 2004
On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Chris Dillon wrote:
> 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 :-).
Yes -- there's a bug fix in HEAD for SMP-related VM races, but it's not
yet merged to RELENG_5 as it's in a three day waiting period. It will be
shortly. I've CC'd Doug White, the pertinent victim.
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
> 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?
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