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SubjectRe: [2.4] Nforce2 oops and occasional hang (tried the lockups patch, no difference)
On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 18:24, Disconnect wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 13:52, Disconnect wrote:
> > memory/cpu timings. (Even underclocked it to 133 and 1G with no
> > change.) So its unfortunately back on a stock 2.4.23-pre9 with
> > noapic/noacpi. (It disables one of the sets of usb ports, as I recall,
> > but it mostly works...)
> Update: Underclocked from 1.8G to 1.2G (whups, meant to go down only
> 2-300mhz) and its been vaguely stable for about 1.5 days. I don't have
> another week (yet..) to run it under its normal load and wait for a
> crash, so what I'm going to do is:
> - Move the workload (web/mail/..) to a different machine so this one
> can be down for an extended period
> - Replace the ram with new sticks (they arrived this morning)
> - Reclock everything to stock (1.83G cpu, 200mhz ram and verify the
> timings from kingston)
> - Replace the video card
> - Memtest86 until it cries
> - If it passes, bonnie++ on the new drives
> - If that passes, usb/acpi/apic testing with the associated patches
> Anyone still watching this? Tips and suggestions on what else might be
> useful/informative are more than welcome. The tests above mostly
> replicate what I did when building this box, and it passed them then..
> Recap:
> Epox 8rda+ nforce2 mobo
> AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) 1.83G
> Kingston HyperX PC3200
> WD Caviar WD1200JB 8M/UDMA100
> Antec case w/ 350W AMD-certified PSU
> Oopses and occasional hangs, usually in do_generic_file_read, using
> stock 2.4.2x kernels. Hardware passed testing (memtest86,
> bonnie++) before I put Linux on it.

Does this not relate directly to the APIC/IOAPIC issues with 2.6 kernel
and nforce chipset motherboards?


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