SMP Proliants and Smart2 Array controllers. (Was: Proliant on a 6500)

danny at dannysplace.net danny at dannysplace.net
Tue May 13 00:39:45 PDT 2003


I've included all posts till now.

Can I ask anyone with older proliant multi-cpu hardware using the smart2
controllers to get in touch with me?  I am curious to know if this works for
anyone...

-D

Quoting Danny Carroll <fbsd at dannysplace.net>:

> Still more info...
> It does not work on 5_0-RELEASE either.
>
> -D
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Danny Carroll" <fbsd at dannysplace.net>
> To: <freebsd-smp at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>;
> <freebsd-questions at freeBSD.org>
> Cc: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 11:13 PM
> Subject: Re: Proliant on a 6500
>
>
> > More info...
> > I freshly installed to a drive on the internal SCSI bus...
> >
> > Then I copied the smp kernel over and booted off the new drive (with the
> > array card still inserted).
> > The machine detected the array card and started up just fine...
> > As soon as I tried to mount a logical drive the command froze.    I was
> able
> > to CTRL-C but it would not talk to the ida logical drives.
> >
> > This proves to me that it's an IDA thing...
> >
> > Now I'll cvsup to -STABLE and see if that makes a difference.
> > After that I will try -CURRENT.
> >
> > Does anyone on the SMP lists (or Poul) want anything out of this machine
> > (traces or whatever?)
> >
> > -D
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Danny Carroll" <fbsd at dannysplace.net>
> > To: <freebsd-smp at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>;
> > <freebsd-questions at freeBSD.org>
> > Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 9:24 PM
> > Subject: Re: Proliant on a 6500
> >
> >
> > > Sorry to reply to myself, but I wanted to expand this to -stable and add
> > > some more info...
> > > See the original post at the bottom of this msg.
> > >
> > > I just took the Smart 2/P and put it in slot1 (one of the shared
> Eisa/PCI
> > > slots.)
> > >
> > > Now the Dmesg output shows the "SMP: AP CPU" lines in a different
> order...
> > >
> > > They were:
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 3 Launched!
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 1 Launched!
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 2 Launched!
> > >
> > > now they are:
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 1 Launched!
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 2 Launched!
> > > SMP: AP CPU# 3 Launched!
> > >
> > > I don't think this is a SMP problem, but rather a SMP/Smart2 combined
> > > problem...
> > >
> > > Has anyone got FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE working on a Compaq Proliant 6500
> with
> > a
> > > Smart2/p?
> > > -D
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Danny Carroll" <fbsd at dannysplace.net>
> > > To: <freebsd-smp at freebsd.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 6:29 PM
> > > Subject: Proliant on a 6500
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hiya all...
> > > >
> > > > I have a compaq proliant 6500 with 4 cpu's
> > > > I am trying to install 4.8 on it (I got it installed but it's SMP that
> > > does
> > > > not work).
> > > >
> > > > The kernel seems to hang after the SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched.
> > > > Actually it gets two lines extra (mounting root off the ida
> controller).
> > > >
> > > > Now, scrolllock and caps and everything still work, (I can even sroll
> > back
> > > > and read the text) but nothing else happens.
> > > >
> > > > I am about to wipe and choose UNIXWare 7 (I chose solaris last time)
> and
> > > > we'll see what happens, but I was wondering if you have seen this
> > problem
> > > > before.
> > > >
> > > > One more thing...  I only had the first two SMP settings in the kernel
> I
> > > had
> > > > none of that NCPU etc stuff,...  Do I need it for 4.8?  If so, how do
> I
> > > find
> > > > out how many interupts to set??
> > > >
> > > > Any more tips??
> > > >
> > > > Thanks...
> > > > -D
> > > >
> > >
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