Bug 51250

Summary: RH 7.1 crashes after installation and reboot with linux SMP kernel
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Edward Grabczewski <edward.grabczewski>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.1CC: djuran
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Description Edward Grabczewski 2001-08-08 19:18:10 UTC
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Description of problem:
ASUS CUV-4XD dual Pentium III 1000 MHz processors
512 MB RAM
40 GB IDE hard disk
3Com 3C996-T 10/100/1000 Mbps Network card
3Com 3C905-TX-M 10/100 Mbps Network card
Matrox G450 32 MB RAM Graphics card
Red Hat Linux 7.1 Professional (Workstation installation)
CPU: Common caps: 038fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU1: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 0a
CPU has booted.
Before bogomips.
Total of 2 processors activated (4010.80 BogoMIPS).
Before bogocount - setting activated = 1.
Boot done.
...changing IO-APIC physical APIC ID to 2 ... ok.
Synchronizing Arb IDs.
..TIMER: vector=49 pin1=2 pin2=0
testing the IO APIC..........................
WARNING: unexpected IO-APIC, please mail
                 to linux-smp@vger.kernel.org
calibrating APIC timer ...
...... CPU clock speed is 1004:5339 MHz.
cpu: 0, clocks: 1339337, slice: 446459

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 7.1 
2.boot the system with the default SMP kernel (linux)
3.The kernel starts to run and then crashes with the screen dump given in 
the description of this bug report	

Actual Results:  system hangs after detecting the first CPU

Additional info:

see the description for a full text dump of the screen.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-08 19:29:16 UTC
This board originally came with a strange bios. What seems to work is to change
the MPS setting in it to anything but "1.4"; also upgrading the bios is reported
to work.
A third thing to try is typing "noapic" on the lilo prompt as parameter to the