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    SubjectRe: [2.4] Nforce2 oops and occasional hang (tried the lockups patch, no difference)
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    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 kernel.org 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?

    Craig

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