Bug 11788 - default kernel extremely unstable on LX164
Summary: default kernel extremely unstable on LX164
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-05-31 13:41 UTC by Alexander L. Belikoff
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-31 13:41:08 UTC
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Description Alexander L. Belikoff 2000-05-31 13:41:07 UTC
The default kernel (2.2.14-6.0) is extremely unstable on LX164. It does
start up and work for a while yet at some random time afterwards (which may
range up to a couple days) it crashes the machine. Here's a console

halted CPU 0

halt code = 7
machine check while in PAL mode
PC = 18400           
boot failure

This has been tested quite thoroughly and we experienced it on a number of
machines. The last test was to boot the version above on one machine and
version 2.2.16pre4 BUILT FOR LX164 on two others and the former one crashed

This may be either a kernel bug or a conflict between LX164 and a "generic"

The hardware configuration is as follows:

- LX164 board
- Symbios 53c875 SCSI
- Seagate SCSI hard disk
- no video card - serial console on ttyS0
- Digital DS21140 Tulip network card (tulip driver used)

Comment 1 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 16:00:05 UTC
Is this still a problem if you try the current rawhide version of the kernel?
ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/redhat/linux/rawhide/alpha/RedHat/RPMS/ (*2.4.3-7*)
I don't have an lx164 but I do have an sx164 (kinda similar) running the latest
( http://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/ )


Comment 2 Alexander L. Belikoff 2001-06-06 03:37:53 UTC
Can't tell - we are off the Alphas now...

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