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Bug 78166 - New SMP kernels crash on Del servers
Summary: New SMP kernels crash on Del servers
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 69920
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-19 16:56 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-22 21:16:37 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-19 16:56:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
The 2.4.18-10SMP kernel seems to be the last stable 7.3 kernel that runs on a
Del PowerEdge 2550 (dual CPU) or Del PowerEdge 6450 (quad CPU). The
2.4.18-17.7.xsmp and 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp kernels both crash on both models after
running for only 3-15 hours.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with 2.4.18-17.7.xsmp or 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp kernel
2. Run for 3-15 hours
3. System locks up and stops running with no error log written into anything in
/var/log that I can find

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-11-19 19:04:32 UTC
I am experiencing this exact problem on a Dell PowerEdge 2550.

7.3 with all applicable latest packages and the 2.4.18-17.7.x-smp and 2.4.18-
18.7.x-smp both lock up the machine.   

My timeframes are 2-12 hours.   I have yet to maintain a system beyond about 12 

This machine uses ext3 and the tg3 gigabit ethernet card.

System locks hard, no oops / log messages.

I would be delighted to provide more troubleshooting/testing as required.  
Untill then I will be attempting to use the 2.4.18-10smp kernel as mentioned by

Comment 2 Josko Plazonic 2002-11-22 21:16:27 UTC
I would look into tg3 driver as possible problem.  I have a Dell 2650 with tg3
card with 2.4.18-17.7.x-smp modified by me to use the old 0.99 tg3 driver and it
has been stable so far (knock on wood) - 13 days so far, and with the normal
2.4.18-17.7.x-smp I was getting frequent kernel opses in tg3 driver.  Though I
do have to say that even with 0.99 I had serious NFS problems when tg3 was
operating at gigabit (can't talk to nfs server...), at 100Mb with rather heavy
traffic it is rock stable.

Comment 3 Jeff Garzik 2002-11-25 15:26:26 UTC
Please test the patch attached in bug 69920.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69920 ***

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