Problems with AMD64 and 8 GB RAM?
scottl at samsco.org
Wed Mar 30 23:25:46 PST 2005
> Since we are discussing AMD64 with 8GB RAM, I also would like to point my
> I'm still looking for possibility to run FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE with more
> than 4GB RAM
> on Dual amd64 2.2GHz machine (IBM @server 325) with ServeRAID 6M (ips
> Right now I'm using only 4GB RAM and this server is in production.
> #uname -an
> FreeBSD publica.ub.mng.net 5.3-STABLE FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #12: Mon Nov 22
> 12:04:57 ULAT 2004
> tsgan at publicc.ub.mng.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/AMD amd64
> As Scott said a few months ago, problem is below:
> "The ips driver looks like it will fail under heavy load when more
> than 4GB
> of RAM is present. It tries to force busdma to not defer requests
> when the
> bounce page reserve is low, but that looks to be broken and
> will result in corrupted commands."
> Are the ips driver and bus_dma problems fixed yet in STABLE tree?
> Is it worth to try source update and see how it works? I'm afraid to do
> so, since it is production server.
Yes, I (hopefully) fixed the problems that I pointed out, and I also
locked it and added crashdump support. It is reported to be stable and
fast now, so you won't go wrong by updating. These changes are in both
5-stable and 6-current.
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