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Re: I need help debugging a random lockup



Well, my random lockups have disappeared.  If anyone else is running on
a MSI K8T Master motherboard, I suggest installing the beta bios from
the MSI site.

Thanks for all of your suggestions.

--
 Marshall

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 15:35, Marshall Lewis wrote:
> I found a new beta bios on msi's site, and it seems to have solved the
> problem for me.  I no longer have to disable usb in order to run
> memtest, and I can't seem to get the box to lock up by running
> openoffice anymore : ) ..   it might fix you're problem as well.   I'm
> going to keep playing with it through the weekend and on monday before I
> really start believing it's fixed though : )
> 
> --
>  Marshall
> 
> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 16:27, John Griffin wrote:
> > we've been struggling w/ a lockup issue and I'm wondering if there is any
> > relationship-
> > we have
> > dual opterons (244s)
> > MSI K8D Master-F.
> > ECC memory
> > we're having a devil of a time getting our CRON scripts to burn backups on a
> > CDRW
> > I should say the isolated issue is on the portion of the script related to
> > the CD Burn program- when the system is at the point of completing the burn
> > (writing the table of contents?), our system locks up.
> > we noticed activity on our eth0 port and SCSI array at the moment the system
> > locks.
> > our thought is there is a conflict w/ our RAID (through our Adaptec
> > 39320A-R).
> > we also have discovered issues in our driver for the Broadcom gig-e on
> > board. We have been unable to implement the updated drivers for the
> > Broadcoms and are still using the Tigon3 drivers.
> > 
> > Has anyone had this type of lockup?
> > 
> > John Griffin
> > V1 Datacom Inc
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Marshall Lewis" <marshall novafoundry com>
> > To: <amd64-list redhat com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:10 PM
> > Subject: Re: I need help debugging a random lockup
> > 
> > 
> > > Well.. now I can reproduce it .. sorta..  of course right after sending
> > > this email I decide to try and chart some stuff in oo calc, and it has
> > > locked 5 times in the last half hour.  I'm not any closer to determining
> > > the cause though... maybe it's 32 bit apps? (or maybe it's power
> > > fluctuations, or the room is too hot, or my monitors are too close
> > > together... )        : )
> > >
> > > --
> > >  Marshall
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 15:34, Marshall Lewis wrote:
> > > > I'm not sure how to begin debugging this, it's not something that I've
> > > > ever had happen on a linux system before.  I have an opteron workstation
> > > > here at work, and it locks up more or less randomly... It's a complete
> > > > system freeze.  There are no messages about it in /var/log/messages, and
> > > > I'm guessing there aren't any messages on the consoles, although I have
> > > > no real way to confirm.
> > > >
> > > > It doesn't seem to be application related (unless maybe it's X itself or
> > > > the nvidia drivers), and is not load related.  .. it can happen while
> > > > I'm clicking around in firefox, typeing on openoffice, coding in nedit
> > > > or zend studio, highlighting text, etc.. etc... .. and of course it even
> > > > happens when my back is turned (probably out of spite).
> > > >
> > > >  On any other machine I might suspect the ram.. and I guess I'm kinda
> > > > suspecting the ram here, but it is an opteron, and it's running with ECC
> > > > ram... so ram really shouldn't be an issue right?  or wrong? : )
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Any suggestions on how I can determine the cause of the lockup? (or at
> > > > least narrow it down).  BTW these lockups occured in FC1 as well
> > > > (currently running FC2T3).
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >  Marshall
> > > >
> > >
> > >
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> > 
> 



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