Re: 2.4.23 crash on Intel SDS2
From: Marcelo Tosatti (marcelo.tosatti_at_cyclades.com)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:21:59 -0200 (BRST) To: Marcelo Tosatti <email@example.com>
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Shane Wegner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I posted some weeks ago regarding a crash I was
> > experiencing with 2.4.23-pre4. I am just writing to
> > confirm that 2.4.23-pre9 is still unable to run relyably on
> > this machine. In my earlier post, I thought acpi might be
> > the culprit as I had it enabled due to a bios bug. Intel
> > since fixed that so I was able to boot 2.4.23-pre9 with
> > acpi totally disabled in make config.
> > The problem is that after some time, usually between 30
> > seconds and 15 minutes in, the system locks up. Nothing
> > gets printed into the kernel logs or onto the console.
> > After 60 seconds, the IPMI watchdog kicks in and reboots
> > the system. I run Linux 2.4.22 over here with no problems
> > with and without acpi.
> > It's an Intel server board model SDS2 with a dual Pentium
> > III tualatin 1.13ghz. I am attaching the dmesg output from
> > the kernel in case it is helpful but as there is no panics
> > or oops being printed, I am not sure how best I can help
> > track this down. If there is anything further I can do or
> > any other information needed, let me know.
> > On node 0 totalpages: 262144
> > zone(0): 4096 pages.
> > zone(1): 225280 pages.
> > zone(2): 32768 pages.
> What do you (what is your workload) during the few minutes before the
> There are no significant driver changes in -pre4 that could affect you.
> Can you please try with mem=900M? I suspect something in the VM changes
> might be causing this.
Ah, have you tried to boot with "nmi_watchdog=1" as Mikael suggested?
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