Supermicro PDSMI failed to boot on fresh RELENG_7/amd64

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Wed Sep 17 16:07:53 UTC 2008

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:

DM> Colleagues,
DM> 3 of 4 times this machine failed to boot, panicing somewhere in late kernel 
DM> initialization phase (before /sbin/init is executed)
DM> I have serial console and KDB enabled, so can do experiments.


booting GENERIC in single user succeeds, but then after pressing ^D machine 
stucks running sh very slowly:

# ^Dload: 0.56  cmd: sh 57 [runnable] 0.90u 2.72s 18% 1760k
load: 0.62  cmd: sh 57 [runnable] 1.41u 5.93s 28% 1760k
load: 0.65  cmd: sh 57 [runnable] 1.81u 8.80s 32% 1760k
load: 0.99  cmd: ps 61 [runnable] 11.44u 106.73s 36% 1124k
load: 0.99  cmd: sh 57 [runnable] 3.63u 24.01s 3% 1760k
Loading configuration files.
load: 0.99  cmd: sh 57 [runnable] 12.58u 95.10s 37% 1884k

(these lines consume 5-10 minutes...)

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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