Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239305
AMD Warthog Greyhound 16 core system hangs when probing for new hardware
Last modified: 2007-11-16 20:14:55 EST
Description of problem:
Warthog 4p/16c system with Greyhound processors hangs at bootup while probing
for new hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4.5
Hangs while probing for new hardware
Boot up system without hang
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With "rhgb" removed in grub, the system completes "checking for new hardware"
successfully, but hangs at smartd (daemon that monitors hard drives). This
could be an X.org issue.
I don't think this is an X issue. Turning off smartd and cpuspeed with
chkconfig makes the box boot reliably. With either one enabled I can't get the
machine as far as runlevel 3 (ie, no rhgb, no X at all). There's nothing in the
X log characteristic of the usual failures we see on large machines.
So I think this one's not my fault, at least not yet.
AMD has successfully installed and booted RHEL4.5 on a 4p/16c GH B0 system.