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SubjectRe: 2.4.23 crash on Intel SDS2

On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Shane Wegner wrote:

> Hi,
> I posted some weeks ago regarding a crash I was
> experiencing with 2.4.23-pre4. I am just writing to
> confirm that 2.4.23-pre9 is still unable to run relyably on
> this machine. In my earlier post, I thought acpi might be
> the culprit as I had it enabled due to a bios bug. Intel
> since fixed that so I was able to boot 2.4.23-pre9 with
> acpi totally disabled in make config.
> The problem is that after some time, usually between 30
> seconds and 15 minutes in, the system locks up. Nothing
> gets printed into the kernel logs or onto the console.
> After 60 seconds, the IPMI watchdog kicks in and reboots
> the system. I run Linux 2.4.22 over here with no problems
> with and without acpi.
> It's an Intel server board model SDS2 with a dual Pentium
> III tualatin 1.13ghz. I am attaching the dmesg output from
> the kernel in case it is helpful but as there is no panics
> or oops being printed, I am not sure how best I can help
> track this down. If there is anything further I can do or
> any other information needed, let me know.

> On node 0 totalpages: 262144
> zone(0): 4096 pages.
> zone(1): 225280 pages.
> zone(2): 32768 pages.

What do you (what is your workload) during the few minutes before the

There are no significant driver changes in -pre4 that could affect you.

Can you please try with mem=900M? I suspect something in the VM changes
might be causing this.

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