Hifn driver in SMP (was Re: GELI - disk encryption GEOM class committed.)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Aug 8 21:25:44 GMT 2005


In message <6.2.1.2.0.20050808162711.04d40c28 at 64.7.153.2>, Mike Tancsa writes:
>At 11:12 AM 08/08/2005, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>
>>I belive there is a bug in the HiFn chips that makes them do a soft reset
>>under some set of circumstances which we have never been able to nail
>>down.
>
>Actually,
>         I think this is something different.  I know the issue you are 
>referring to, and it seems to happen on many (but not all) motherboards. 
>Note, this problem does not happen in UP mode on this box, only on 
>SMP.  Also, I just booted RELENG_4_11 on the box and installed an SMP kernel.

You mean "We have only seen the problem in UP mode on this box, we don't
know if it happens in SMP mode also".

Absense of evidence is not evidence of absense.

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