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SubjectRe: tyan K7 thunder
Theres a problem unrelated to the hardware.  I've been having the same
problem with a server here.

Gerhard


On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Magnus Naeslund(f) wrote:

>
> Well I can't even get it to boot some dists/kernels.
>
> When I tried to install Peanut Linux (http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/) it
> just hangs after "Freeing unused kernel memory ( XXX K )".
>
> It's bootdisk has a 2.4.10 kernel, and I wonder if there is any gotchas with
> this version of kernel together with the AMD Athlon MP, AMD 760MP, AMD 762,
> AMD 766, or tyan s2462 chips and board that produces this hang.
>
> Magnus
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andreas Gietl" <a.gietl@e-admin.de>
> To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 3:39 PM
> Subject: tyan K7 thunder
>
>
> > hi,
> >
> > First every thing was just fine with our new tyan k7 thunder server and we
> > did some load testing and the machine ran fine for 4 weeks. But after we
> > started to use it in production we had major stability problems with that
> new
> > Dual Athlon 1200 machine. we found tons of mails in this mailling list
> about
> > this configuration crashing. We tried to stabilize the SMP-kernel
> (v.2.4.9)
> > for 4 days w/o luck. We played around with the bios and especially the use
> > pci table in MP table switch gave us a lot more stability but the machine
> > still keeped on crashing every few hours with a kernel panic:
> >
> > kernel panic aiee, killing interrupt handler
> > in interrupt handler - not syncing'
> >
> > We tried noapic, and all the things that were recommended. We also read
> that
> > Alan Cox thinks that some of these MBs simply are kind of damaged.
> >
> > Right now we are running this machine with v2.4.12 uniprocessor kernel and
> it
> > seems to be stable. What i wanna know is whether there are some
> improvements
> > in the support for this mainboard in the kernel from 2.4.9 to 2.4.12 so we
> > could risk another try with the SMP kernel.
> >
> > thank you for you help
> >
> > andreas
> >
> > P.S.: The tyan support (after 5 days we were frustrated enough to call
> them
> > up) said the don't support Linux, and their boards are just certified for
> > Windows. But of course this is not alternative for us....
> > --
> > e-admin internet gmbh
> > Andreas Gietl
> > Roter-Brach-Weg 124a
> > tel +49 941 3810884
> > fax +49 941 3810891
> > mobil +49 171 6070008
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