Proliant 5000 sever Fbsd 5.4 (re)boot problem

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Tue Aug 30 19:15:05 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 30 August 2005 12:05,  the author Robert Slade contributed to the 
dialogue on-
 Proliant 5000 sever Fbsd 5.4 (re)boot problem: 

>I've been working on this beasty on and off for some time. It's a Quad
>processor 1 Gbyte of memory and 5 scsi drives using the 2p raid
>controller setup as 2 raid arrays + 1 spare.
>The machine works fine with 5.4 release #0 with the supplied generic
>The problem(s) I have been having are:
>1. When I recompiled the Kernel with SMP support, I get random reboots.
>It also fails to boot sometimes failing at the point after waiting for
>the scsi drives to settle. I get some error codes and Fbsd fails to find
>the boot device.
>2. I CVSuped to 5.4 release #2 and recompiled the Kernel with SMP
>support. This does to boot at all. It gets as far as the waiting 15s for
>scsi devices to settle, then (appears to) reset the scsi controller and
>immediately tries to access the drives (does not wait). I have tried
>recompiling with scsi_delay set to 30000 (30s) with no change.
>I have checked dmesg and message logs but there is nothing related to
>the problem(s) there.
>I have gone back to the 5.4 release #0 single processor kernel for now
>which is a shame as the machine is slow without the multi processor
>The only thing out of the ordinary I have noted is a tx underunn --
>increasing threshold to 512 bytes  message which appears related to
>running kde remotely via vncserver and tinync.
>Any ideas, I can send conf files etc if needed.
What are your bios setting?
My guess is that you have not made the right setting using the siftware and 
configuration utilities
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