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Dennis writes:
> >Not every case causes a panic either. This week, I had an instance of
> >an i686 box lock solid with a DFE-530TX net card. Rebooting/power
> >cycling it didn't recover it (despite it working for the past month
> >without any problems). It only started working again after I moved
> >it into a different PCI slot.
> >
> >I've seen a couple of instances now on totally different hardware where
> >it is possible to lock a PCI bus solid by improper connections on some
> >of the PCI bus lines, so a faulty PCI socket seem to be the most likely
> >cause.
>
>
> theres nothing that software can do with a pci bus lockup. You need a
> hardware watchdog to reboot the system for this type of failure.

If you read on, you'll discover I did in fact say this.
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