Problems with AMD64 and 8 GB RAM?
peter at wemm.org
Wed Mar 30 15:25:41 PST 2005
On Wednesday 30 March 2005 03:09 pm, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 30 March 2005 at 16:04:44 -0700, Scott Long wrote:
> > Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> On Wednesday, 30 March 2005 at 15:30:37 -0700, Scott Long wrote:
> >>> Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >>>> I've recently acquired an AMD64 box ...
> >>>> What's unstable? ... The amd64 5.4-PRERELEASE kernel just
> >>>> hangs/freezes.
> >>> 5.3-RELEASE has a lot of problems with >4GB due to busdma issues.
> >>> Those should no longer be an issue in RELENG_5, including
> >>> 5.4-PRE.
> >> They appear to be.
> > I don't understand what you mean here.
> As I said above (and trimmed for convenience), this problem occurs on
> 5.4-PRERELEASE as of yesterday morning. The dmesg shows that too.
> >> As I described, it doesn't appear to be the drivers.
> > I don't see how you proved or disproved this.
> Shall I resend the original message? It seems independent of any
> particular driver. That's not proof, of course, but I didn't claim
> it was.
Greg: The busdma problems from 5.3-RELEASE are fixed. That doesn't
mean that there are no *other* problems. Scott is saying "the old
busdma bug shouldn't be affecting 5.4-PRE", and he's correct.
Most likely, something else is happening, eg: you're running out of KVM
or something silly like that. I know we're right on the brink at 8GB.
The layout of the devices may be just enough to tip it over the edge.
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com
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