Re: Nforce2 sporadic hangs/freezes
From: Laurel Amberdine (circle_at_mtco.com)
Date: 30 Sep 2003 05:06:14 GMT
On 29 Sep 2003 07:02:22 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have an Asus A7N8X-X Nforce2 Board and have the same problem. If I
> have a lot of I/O Traffice, the system will be freezed. So I turned
> off DMA und it works, ok I have not tested like you about 6hours, but
> I think it is a bug in kernel with nforce. Today I will try to use
> NOAPIC and ACPI=OFF und DMA ON. I hope that this will work, because I
> can't live with PIO, it is to slow!
I have an A7N8X motherboard. I was having lockup problems, but I could
see what was happening. (SuSE has a text console that shows kernel
messages. Or something. I guess.) The IDE channel was not responding.
There would be lots of retries, and eventually a reset of the bus. After
the reset things would operate okay for a short while, then lock up again.
While I was "locked up" I could use the keyboard and mouse, but programs
didn't do anything.
I'd assumed it was my drive going bad and got a SATA HD to replace it.
It now works without lockups, nice and fast with no problems, other than
the initial difficulty of getting Linux on to it!
However, having seen what you guys are saying, I wonder if there is a
problem with the bus itself. I was never able to get any SMART errors out
of my supposedly-failing drive.
Before I got the new drive, I noticed that both increased activity and
higher case temperatures caused more lockups. When I opened the little
door in the front of my case and stuck a fan to blow in there, the lockups
decreased. Maybe a problem with the IDE system and heat (and the kernel
not handling the issue)?
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