Proliant 5000 sever Fbsd 5.4 (re)boot problem
bsd at bathnetworks.com
Tue Aug 30 20:26:38 GMT 2005
On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 20:10, Vizion wrote:
> 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
Thanks. The BIOS setting appear ok - OS type is set as UNIX (Small disk
geometry) and the machine passes all the diagnostics.
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