Scyld Nodes Freezing w/ SMP (fwd)
Lombard, David N
david.n.lombard at intel.com
Fri Nov 14 10:03:20 EST 2003
From: Alvin Oga
> if the latest kernel has no effect, than there's some other
> serious hw problems ... timing issues ??
> - make sure the kernel is compiled for athlon and not p4
> and smp enabled
> - memory clock speeds, marginal memeory sticks
> ( get rid of generic no-name-brand memory sticks
> - swap memory sticks and see if the problem
> follow the memory ( keep good track of it
> so you can easily identify it if all the memory
> was thrown on the floor all at the same time
Instead of guessing, try memtest86 at
The easiest way to use it is download the package, copy the pre-built
binary to a floppy, and boot the node with the floppy. It will run
until you stop it.
This should point to a memory problem if it exists. Make sure you read
the docs, as there are some Athlon-specific comments IIRC.
David N. Lombard
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