Subject: Re: MP AS4100 hangs with 1.6?
To: Stephen M. Jones <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/20/2002 00:11:32
On Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at 08:13 PM, Stephen M. Jones wrote:
>>    The basic system installed fine (and *very* quickly!) but now I'm
>> trying to untar a big pile of stuff (tar file on the FC-AL array,
>> untarring to an empty filesystem on the system disk on the ISP1020) 
>> and
>> am seeing periodic hard hangs...the only thing I've been able to do is
>> hit reset.
>>    Has anyone else seen this?  I'm about to boot a non-MP kernel to 
>> see
>> if the behavior changes.
> Dave - I've also seen this on four of our API CS20 and moving to a 
> non-MP
> kernel has stablized them for the most part (there is another issue I'm
> working at getting more info about, but its not MP related).
> There is a patch for pmap which may help you out.. .but from what I've 
> ready
> from private emails, MP is still considered experimental.

   Crap, I thought it was pretty much stable on Alpha by now.

   Where might I find this pmap patch?


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