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SubjectRe: Tyan Opteron boards and problems with parallel ports (badpmd)
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On Wednesday 01 June 2005 13:16, Sergey S. Kostyliov wrote:
> On Friday 27 May 2005 14:49, Christopher Warner wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 21:41 -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> > > On Thu, 26 May 2005, Christopher Warner wrote:
> > >
> > > > Just read the other existing thread linked. Is everyone running the same
> > > > model opteron on these Tyan boards (246)? To update even further.
> > > > Besides the parallel port problem I've sent back about 5 of these tyan
> > > > motherboards. A couple of then simply didn't have the gigabit network
> > > > adapters available via bios. In some cases linux loaded the drivers for
> > > > the adapters regardless of their setting in BIOS. In other cases they
> > > > simply were not available.
> > >
> > > I have 4 tyan s2882's. 2 with 244's and 2GB of ram and 2 with 246 and 4GB
> > > of ram. I don't appear to have bad parallel ports or bad ethernet
> > > interfaces. They're running fedora core 3's 2.6.11 x86_64 kernel
> > > (2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp)... I cna't tell you what bios version off the top of
> > > my head but i can reboot one tomorrow if that helps.
> >
> > Not to interested in the BIOS versions anymore. As the tyan boards in
> > question have been rma'd I'm not exactly sure whats going on with them
> > now. The tyan boards I have in here right now appear to work properly
> > except for the pmd issue, i've noticed nothing wrong with them besides
> > that.
> >
> > What we need is to try and single out the variables that are causing the
> > badpmd's. Also the more people who report badpmd's with Andi Kleen's
> > intial patch the better. Especially on different archs; would also be
> > good. So far from lkml i'm only seeing Tyan S28* boards as of recent.
> We have run into different problem (for our different from S28*arch)
> for the box which had had badpmd issues with v2.6.11 (see:
> http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kernel/2005/May/6369.html)
Oops, wrong link, right one is: http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/3/11/42

>
> with 2.6.12-rc5 we are always getting dozens of user-space segfaults:
>
> grep[25377]: segfault at 0000000000014aa0 rip 00002aaaaad37130 rsp 00007fffffb13cb8 error4
> grep[29940]: segfault at 0000000000014aa0 rip 00002aaaaad37130 rsp 00007fffff913428 error4
> sed[5849] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffffb231d0 error:0
> sed[27437] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7ffffff248c0 error:0
> sed[27473] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffff923740 error:0
> sed[27472] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffff923740 error:0
> sed[28434] general protection rip:406965 rsp:7fffffb23f10 error:0
> grep[32583]: segfault at 0000000000014aa0 rip 00002aaaaad37130 rsp 00007fffffd13b58 error4
> sed[9074] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffffb248a0 error:0
> sed[9546] general protection rip:406965 rsp:7fffffb23cc0 error:0
> sed[4331] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffff922fb0 error:0
> sed[17906] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffffd24b30 error:0
> sed[17934] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffffd243a0 error:0
> sed[19555] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7fffff924ad0 error:0
> sed[20453] general protection rip:40bac5 rsp:7ffffff23010 error:0
>
> during the build of mysql.
>
> There also was an oops with v2.6.12-rc3 for the same box:
> http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kernel/2005/May/6369.html
>
> Box passed two iterations of memtest86 (unfortunately this
> is a production box, so we can't wait for days).
>

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Sergey S. Kostyliov <rathamahata@ehouse.ru>
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