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    SubjectRe: Problems with Compaq Proliant and 2.4.0-test series
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    On the 1850R's atleast, setting OS&nbsp;to Unixware locks the SMP&nbsp;spec
    in at 1.1, configing anything other than Unixware 7 will set the SMP spec
    to 1.4.
    <p>You should have a "Smart Start" CD, which will give you more granularity
    when it comes to configuring your Compaq BIOS.
    <p>There are other changes as well that the "OS&nbsp;setting" controls,
    unfortunatly, I don't remember off hand what exactly they are.&nbsp; There
    are some PCI&nbsp;bus specifics in there, if I remember correctly... Something
    about "Hot Add" of resources perhaps?
    <p>"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    <blockquote TYPE=CITE>On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Torben Mathiasen wrote:
    <p>> On Mon, Jul 10 2000, Mario Mikocevic wrote:
    <br>> > Well, it seems that #1 and #2 are corelated. Now, here's even more
    fun things ->
    <br>> >
    <br>> > if I boot test2 with OS setting set to OTHER server boots as UP
    and eepro100 works,
    <br>> >
    <br>> > if I boot test3 (pre2, pre5 and pre7 tested) with OS on OTHER server
    boots as UP but
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; eepro100 spits 'eth0: card reports no RX buffers.'
    with endless slow stream of
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 'eepro100: wait_for_cmd_done timeout!' !?
    <br>> >
    <br>> > if I boot any of those test[23] kernels with BIOS OS setting to
    Unixware (set as 7
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I don't know if it makes difference) server boots
    as SMP but eepro100 is deaf with
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; following errors :
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
    <br>> >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; eth0: Transmit timed out: status e050&nbsp;
    0c00 at 0/28 command 0001a000.
    <p>Some BIOS(es) fail to put a usable address in the PCI registers for
    <br>some devices. For instance, if you have a shared-memory buffer that
    <br>is Nk in length, it must be on a Nk boundary! Some BIOSes ignore this
    <br>which may prevent the first portion of an allocated buffer from being
    <br>addressed. See if you can get a BIOS upgrade. If not, see if your driver
    <br>can take a parameter (using append=) from LILO.
    <br>Dick Johnson
    <p>Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
    <p>"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
    <br>course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
    <br>obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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    Jeff McNeil
    Sr. Systems Engineer
    Interland, Inc.
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