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Bug 83715

Summary: System hangs on Primergy T850 (IBM x440) with summit-kernel
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Juergen Siats <juergen.siats>
Component: kernelAssignee: Larry Woodman <lwoodman>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 2.1CC: jbaron, johnstul, lcm
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Flags
Testsuite and system information none

Description Juergen Siats 2003-02-07 14:59:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have installed Red Hat AS 2.1 on a Fujitsu Siemens Computers Primergy T80 
with 8 cpu's and 32 GB main memory. The Primergy T850 is the same hardware like 
the IBM x440.
After installing RH AS2.1 out of the box I have installed the beta errata 
kernel 2.4.9-e.10.13:
rpm -Uvh kernel-doc-2.4.9-e.10.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh kernel-headers-2.4.9-e.10.13.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.9-e.10.13.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh kernel-summit-2.4.9-e.10.13.i686.rpm

Additionally I use the boot option "notsc".

The systems hangs approximate 30 minutes after starting our testsuite "Platform 
Load Test". I see a frozen graphic console, keyboard and mouse doesn't work and 
a ping doesn't work.
I can not find any error messages.

The same error happens with the kernel 2.4.9-e.10summit and 2.4.9-e.10.10summit.

In the attachment you can find additional information about the system, a rpm 
with the testsuite and in the file start-plt.txt some information for starting 
the test.

I think you can reproduce the error on a IBM x440 system because it is the same 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start the plt test like described in the file start-plt.txt

Additional info:

Comment 1 Juergen Siats 2003-02-07 15:03:25 UTC
Created attachment 89924 [details]
Testsuite and system information

Comment 2 Juergen Siats 2003-02-11 15:02:50 UTC
I see the same error with the kernel 2.4.9-e.11summit.

Comment 3 Juergen Siats 2003-02-12 13:31:15 UTC
I see the same error with the kernel 2.4.9-e.12summit.

Comment 4 john stultz 2004-06-12 02:04:59 UTC
Does capping memory (ie: booting w/ "mem=14G") help? 
Using 32Gigs of memory, you will quickly run out of lowmem, so you'll 
likely need to look into using the hugemem kernel. 

Comment 5 john stultz 2004-09-24 22:58:23 UTC
Are there any updates on this bug from the fujitsu-siemens folks? 

Comment 6 john stultz 2004-12-21 19:14:26 UTC
Is there any chance we could get an update on this bug from 
Fujitsu-Siemens? Otherwise I think it should be closed. Its close to 
being two years stale. 

Comment 7 Juergen Siats 2004-12-22 08:19:19 UTC
This bugzilla can be closed. There is no problem with the cuurent