RELENG_7 hangs on boot w/Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H MB
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 20 15:05:37 UTC 2008
On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 09:45:10AM -0500, Bob Willcox wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 07:04:56AM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 08:24:29AM -0500, Bob Willcox wrote:
> > > > 1) It would be helpful to know if you installed i386 or amd64 FreeBSD,
> > >
> > > This is amd64 on this particular machine.
> > >
> > > > 2) With regards to the lock-up after "mount root", if you press NumLock
> > > > or CapsLock, do the keyboard LEDs turn on/off?
> > >
> > > Nope, no keys do anything. You must either push reset or pull the plug.
> > Is it possible to get the output when booting in verbose mode? If not,
> > what are the last few lines before the machine locks up when booting
> > verbosely?
> Yep, just did that. The last things printed right before hang are:
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 1 to local APIC 0
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 4 to local APIC 1
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 6 to local APIC 2
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 7 to local APIC 0
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 9 to local APIC 1
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 12 to local APIC 2
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA IRQ 14 to local APIC 0
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA PCI 16 to local APIC 1
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA PCI 17 to local APIC 2
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA PCI 18 to local APIC 0
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA PCI 19 to local APIC 1
> ioapic0: Assigning ISA PCI 22 to local APIC 2
> trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a
> start_init: trying /sbin/init
> [hung at this point]
> > > > 3) Many others have seen the hanging/lock-up after "mount root". I
> > > > believe one found a workaround by setting ATA_STATIC_ID in their kernel
> > > > configuration. I realise this is a problem when you can't get the
> > > > system up to a point of building a kernel; chicken-and-egg problem,
> > >
> > > Well, I can build a kernel if I run the 7.0-release kernel. That's how I
> > > got to 7-stable on the machine in the first place. I used "sneaker net"
> > > to copy it to this one via a CD (as I mentioned, the 7.0 kernel boots
> > > but the Realtek ethernet device is not recognized).
> > So the problem is that 7.0-RELEASE works fine for you, but after
> > upgrading your RELENG_7 source (to what is now 7.1-BETA), the machine
> > hangs after printing the mount root message. Is this correct?
> Yes, that is pretty much it. The Realtek ethernet isn't working in in
> 7.0-RELEASE either, but I'm guessing that that is a different (and less
> serious) problem related to changes in that device.
> > Here's another question: does booting into single-user exhibit the same
> > problem as multi-user?
> It looks like when I try a single-user mode (and verbose) boot the only
> difference is that the las line shown above (the start_init line) isn't
> printed. Otherwise, the hang is the same.
> > > > 4) The Realtek NIC on that motherboard is probably too new to be
> > > > supported under RELENG_7. Realtek has a history of releasing different
> > > > sub-revisions of the same NIC/PHY, and the internal changes are severe
> > > > enough to cause the NIC to not work correctly (under any OS) without
> > > > full driver support for that specific sub-revision.
> > >
> > > That's what I suspected. The values displayed when doing a "pciconf -lv"
> > > are similar as for this system I'm using to type this, but now that
> > > I look closer and make a direct comparison, the failing device has a
> > > rev=0x02 vs. rev=0x01 for the working one. The pciconf -lv output for
> > > the failing mb is:
> > >
> > > none3 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
> > > vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
> > > device = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
> > > class = network
> > > subclass = ethernet
> > Regarding the Realtek issue: I've CC'd PYUN Yong-Hyeon (surname in
> > caps), who maintains the re(4) driver for FreeBSD. He might have a
> > patch available for you to try, or help determine how to get this NIC
> > working on FreeBSD. He'll probably need more than just pciconf -lv
> > output, but should be able to work with you.
> Ok, that'd be great. I must say that I'm close to simply returning this
> MB and going with something not quite so new that is more likely to
> work. I was hoping to get this system up and running this weekend. :(
I wish I knew what was causing the lock-up for you. I'm truly baffled,
especially given that the system is able to boot + find the kernel +
load kernel modules. Debugging this problem is out of field; jhb@ might
have some ideas, as I'm not sure what magic happens immediately before
the root filesystem is mounted.
Those debugging/helping may want "disklabel -r -A ad4s1" output. At
least you can boot 7.0-RELEASE to get that information.
I myself purchased an Asus P5Q SE board, with an Intel Q9550 CPU earlier
this week. The board was affordable (barely US$100). One of the
reasons I went with this board is because it lacks a) Realtek NICs, b)
Broadcom NICs, c) JMicron SATA controllers, and d) Silicon Image SATA
controllers. All of those are devices I stay away from.
The Atheros/Attansic L1E NIC is known to have issues under Vista (not
sure if the issues are with Vista or the actual driver itself), but I
use XP). FreeBSD supports this NIC under the age(4) driver, also
maintained by Yong-Hyeon. Of course I haven't tested it yet.
I'll be building the above system today, and will post the results of
booting/installing FreeBSD on it as a test case.
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