__DEATH__ of SMP

Richard B. Johnson (root@analogic.com)
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 10:48:20 -0400 (EDT)

Version 2.1.35 still has a problem with the system halting with no
evidence of any problem displayed in any log or on the console.

The symptoms are:

o Dead. No response to any external event like Numlock on the keyboard.
o Dead. No response to network pings.
o Dead. No evidence that it was a computer.

After a hardware reset, the machine booted fine during which it performed
the mandatory `fsck` with no problems found to correct. This probably
means that the machine was idle, and had been idle for a long time, when
it hung.

My non SMP machine, running the same kernel shows:
10:44am up 2 days, 17:48, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

The SMP machine will not stay up more than 8 hours.

Dick Johnson
Richard B. Johnson
Project Engineer
Analogic Corporation
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