Re: __DEATH__ of SMP

Richard B. Johnson (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 20:09:16 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 20 Apr 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> 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.

Additional information. This crash only happens if the machine is idle!
I booted it this morning and it is dead again. It uses the aic7xxx.c
driver and the NE2* ethernet card... Nothing else.

On week-days, I am always running something on it and it stays up okay.

Dick Johnson
Richard B. Johnson
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