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Re: problem with using 6 wm0 devices?!
I've looked into this matter a bit further, and it seems that netbsd 3 and 4
cpu kernels work fine, but that SMP kernels with MPBIOS or MPACPI both lock-up
"ifconfig wm0 up". I really only need the one cpu, so at least I've found a
I'll post if I find a real solution.
On Mon, 5 May 2008 14:01:38 -0700
Harry Waddell <waddell%caravaninfotech.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 May 2008 21:52:00 +0200
> Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 12:25:31PM -0700, Harry Waddell wrote:
> > >
> > > I built a set of six firewall/routers using supermicro 2U cases ( using
> > > X6DH8 motherboards ),
> > > each with 2 onboard i82546GB nics and one pci-x card with two additional
> > > i82546GB. When I added
> > > an additional 2 port card to one of the routers, the new nics attached as
> > > wm0 and wm1.
> > > I can configure wm1-wm5 up with no problems, but wm0 hangs the systems. (
> > > console responds to CR, but ifconfig doesn't return -- system is
> > > otherwise unresponsive ) This fails with the GENERIC and install kernels
> > > for 4.0.
> > >
> > > Looking through the archives, I thought it might be an issue with kernel
> > > buffers, so I increased
> > > NMBCLUSTERS to 32K, but this had no effect. I also tried netbsd 4.0
> > > AMD64, but that didn't work either.
> > >
> > > A GENERIC ACPI INSTALL netbsd i386 -current kernel works fine ( as does
> > > opensuse 10.3 ), so I think the hardware is ok, but I also tried
> > > different cards just to be doubly sure.
> > Could it be some interrupt routing issue ? What happens if remove the
> > working
> > adapter from its PCI slot ? You can also try to swap the two adapters.
> You're probably right. I've already tried moving the cards around in various
> Perhaps I should mention that there is also a 3ware raid card in one of the
> pci-x slots.
> As I recall, there were combinations which resulted in the raid card not
> being seen by the
> bios as well.
> I'll try moving a few more things around, as well as booting off an install
> cd with the raid card removed to see if that makes a difference -- it won't
> solve anything, but it might yield some
> useful information.
> Harry Waddell
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