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SubjectRe: very strange issue with sata,<4G Ram, and ext3
Just sending out a ping on this.. anyone have any ideas?

On Friday 29 April 2005 10:45 am, you wrote:
> On Thursday 28 April 2005 06:48 pm, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Iau, 2005-04-28 at 17:16, Rick Warner wrote:
> > > On these systems, we are getting ext2 errors from the initrd during
> > > the untarring. Soon after, we start getting seg faults on random
> > > things (looks like stuff caused by the still running dhcp client), and
> > > then a continuous stream of segfaults on the restore script itself
> > > (restore[1]).
> >
> > This sounds almost like the pxe/boot code is still using ram that the
> > kernel has now used (eg the PXE layer or pxe booter forgot to close the
> > client and
> > its still DMAing happily into the kernel)
> This morning, we tried updating to a newer pxelinux (3.07) and had the same
> results. We then tried using etherboot with a mknbi tagged image and also
> had the same results. Since we are getting the same problem on 3
> different motherboards with 2 different network adapters, I have not looked
> into updating the boot rom on the nics. Should I?
> What should I look into next? I have attached a serial console log of the
> system and errors. The slashes and pipes you see are from a spinning bar
> thing. If you want output that is cleaned up without that, I can provide
> it.

Richard Warner
Lead Systems Integrator
Microway, Inc
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