Bug 51397 - SMP Kernel hangs on communicating with Hardware clock
SMP Kernel hangs on communicating with Hardware clock
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-09 23:54 EDT by Rob
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:44:59 EDT
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Description Rob 2001-08-09 23:54:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a Intel DK440LX MOBO, with dual P2/333    the 2.4.2-2smp and 2.4.3-12smp kernel hangs after the "Configuring Kernel Parameters:    

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
2. First Hang, Press Ctrl-C
3. Hands again at "Starting system logger:"
5. Hangs again "Syncing hardware clock to system time"
6. Must do a hardware reset

Additional info:

BIOS MPS set to 1.1, Plug and Play OS: Off    System did boot with the previous install of RedHat 6.2  and this Mobo was running RedHat 7.0 
before I got it.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-10 04:50:27 EDT
Could you try booting with the parameter "mem=xxM" where xx is the number 2 less
than the actual amount of memory in your system ?
Comment 2 Rob 2001-08-10 11:13:46 EDT
same failure when booting with "linux mem=62M"
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-10 11:18:59 EDT
Ok, "noapic" is also a good option to try.
Comment 4 Rob 2001-08-10 11:36:22 EDT
noapic does work... but I was hoping it didn't come to that

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