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Bug 7766 - kernel boot panic on Sable (AlphaServer 2100, 2x 21064 CPU)
Summary: kernel boot panic on Sable (AlphaServer 2100, 2x 21064 CPU)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-12 12:37 UTC by paluch
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-10-17 14:01:55 UTC

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Description paluch 1999-12-12 12:37:22 UTC
RedHat 6.0 kernel causes early panic on AlphaServer 2100 (Sable) 4/275
with 2 CPU's 21064, NCR SCSI, 192MB RAM, boot from SRM console.
original non-smp kernel:
    when aboot finishes kernel load it says 'CPU 0 halted' and stops.
kernel-smp.img from errata:
    lots of panics right after hardware detection.

RedHat 5.2 works fine (2.0.35 kernel - sable-s.img).

Comment 1 paluch 1999-12-13 11:55:59 UTC
Additional HW description of above AlphaServer 2100:

/proc/cpuinfo (there are 2 cpus but non-smp kernel now):
cpu			: Alpha
cpu model		: EV45
cpu variation		: 7
cpu revision		: 0
cpu serial number	:
system type		: Sable
system variation	: 0
system revision		: 0
system serial number	: ay52513521
cycle frequency [Hz]	: 274725274
timer frequency [Hz]	: 1024.00
page size [bytes]	: 8192
phys. address bits	: 34
max. addr. space #	: 63
BogoMIPS		: 545.25
kernel unaligned acc	: (pc=0,va=0)
user unaligned acc	: 0 (pc=0,va=0)
platform string		: AlphaServer 2100 4/275

SCSI controller:
ncr53c8xx: 53c810 detected
ncr53c8xx: at PCI bus 0, device 1, function 0
ncr53c8xx: 53c810 detected
ncr53c810-0: rev=0x01, base=0x9000000, io_port=0x9000, irq=33
ncr53c810-0: ID 7, Fast-10, Parity Checking
ncr53c810-0: restart (scsi reset).
scsi0 : ncr53c8xx - revision 2.6n
scsi : 1 host.

Network card:
eth0: DE434/5 at 0x9800 (PCI bus 0, device 0), h/w address 08:00:2b:e4:ac:fc,
      and requires IRQ32 (provided by PCI BIOS).
de4x5.c:V0.5351 1998/7/5

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:27:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 3 paluch 2000-10-17 14:01:52 UTC
Seems to be fixed in 2.2.14 and later kernels.
Howerver  kernel option 'PCI Quirks = Yes' needed to detect SCSI in such SMP
kernels (tested
2.2.14 and 2.2.16)

Comment 4 Phil Copeland 2001-06-04 15:20:35 UTC
I assume that you're now using 6.2/7.0 by now and this is no longer a problem

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