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SubjectRe: nforce2 lockups
On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 06:47:20PM +0100, Alistair J Strachan wrote:
> On Friday 15 August 2003 20:06, Clock wrote:
> [SNIP]
> >
> > I have had three boards with nforce2 replaced (all of them Soltek
> > SL75FRN2-L) and all three did the same. However it seemed the frequency of
> > the crashes varies with actual piece of board.
>
> That's certainly interesting.
>
> >
> > The crashes aren't in software - bare 'cat /dev/hda > /dev/null' is
> > often to lock up the machine to the point that poweroff fails.
>
> [root] 06:43 PM [/home/alistair] time cat /dev/discs/disc0/disc > /dev/null
> (I ctrl-C'd here)
>
> real 1m23.275s
> user 0m0.979s
> sys 0m12.608s
>
> I don't know how obvious the problem is on your machine, but it's clearly not
> an issue on this nForce2. When I was referring to software, that included the
> kernel i.e., I suspect it isn't a design fault.

It seems to occur fairly often just after boot time. When you try later,
you usually fail in an attempt to lockup the machine and have to freshly RESET
(not ctrl-alt-del!) the machine to get the behaviour back.

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