PAE kernel problem on Dell PowerEdge 2950
odhiambo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 23:04:47 PST 2009
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 6:26 AM, Olivier Nicole <on at cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
> I have a couple of new Dell PowerEdge 2950 with 16GB RAM and I found
> the following issue when trying to install FreeBSD.
> FreeBSD i386 6.4_RELENG
> 8 GB RAM: OK except "acpi_alloc_makeop_handler: can't alloc wake
> memory" corrected with PR 120515
> 16GB RAM: panic: "pmap_mapdev: could'n allocate kernel vistual memory"
> when loading miibus
> 32GB RAM: panic as soon as the kernel loads, cannot read the error
> message (several pages)
> FreeBSD i386 7.1
> Plain distribution, I have not yet upgraded to RELENG.
> It reports for each CPU, on GENERIC and PAE kernel:
> cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
> est0: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu0
> est: CPU supports Enhanced Speedstep, but is not recognized.
> est: cpu_vendor GenuineIntel, msr 471b471b0600471b
> 8 GB RAM: OK
> 16GB RAM: OK
> 32GB RAM: panic as soon as the kernel loads
> I got the 32GB RAM by combining the memory from both servers.
> I'd prefer using legacy kernel (6.4) but I beleive 7.1 is OK too.
> One of the server will not be installed for a while and I could run
> test on it if I am directed what to doo.
> I can repost to a more appropriate list if I am told what list would
> be the best.
Hmm, while not adding any value, I thank God you started off this thread. I
have two of those I should be installing any time now. However, I am going
to use 7.1-STABLE on them.
I see no reason why you should run 6.4 at all though. What's your motivation
towards thaat angle?
I suggest you install the 7.1 and update it to -STABLE then see if anything
changes as regards the CPU (est message), while we wait for the magic word
from the dedicated developers.
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