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Re: i386 MP failure (further report)

Andrew, Joerg:

Does your machine have the lastest BIOS installed? I asked this before: how
long do you see it waiting before printing that line? What model of Dell is

My machine is less than two months old, I checked on the website but saw no BIOS update (rev. 1.0.10, dated 12/15/07). It's an Inspiron 530 machine.

As I answered you before ;) the full delay loop is executed before I see the message. I have increased it to 500000, the machine halts for 5 sec. or so. Anyhow, there is no doubt it timeouts.

If I guess correctly, the CPU0 code sets up a semaphore, lauches CPU1 with a code that is meant to write the semaphore, and waits for that to happen. It never happens ;)

I have appended the dmesg output.

Thanks for being so reactive.


NetBSD 4.99.58 (DELL) #3: Mon Mar 31 13:18:33 CEST 2008
total memory = 1013 MB
avail memory = 989 MB
timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
Dell Inc. Inspiron 530 ( )
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0 apid 0: (boot processor)
cpu0: Intel Core 2 (Merom) (686-class), 2194.61 MHz, id 0x6fd
cpu0: features bfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR>
cpu0: features bfebfbff<PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX>
cpu0: features bfebfbff<FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF>
cpu0: features2 e39d<SSE3,DTES64,MONITOR,DS-CPL,EST,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM>
cpu0: features3 20000000<EM64T>
cpu0: "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4500  @ 2.20GHz"
cpu0: I-cache 32 KB 64B/line 8-way, D-cache 32 KB 64B/line 8-way
cpu0: L2 cache 2 MB 64B/line 8-way
cpu0: ITLB 128 4 KB entries 4-way
cpu0: using thermal monitor 1
cpu0: Initial APIC ID 0
cpu0: Cluster/Package ID 0
cpu0: Core ID 0
cpu0: Intel(R) On Demand Clock Modulation (state disabled)
cpu0: calibrating local timer
cpu0: apic clock running at 199 MHz
cpu0: 64 page colors
cpu1 at mainbus0 apid 1: (application processor)
cpu1: failed to become ready
ioapic0 at mainbus0 apid 4: pa 0xfec00000, version 20, 24 pins
acpi0 at mainbus0: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
acpi0: using Intel ACPI CA subsystem version 20070320
acpi0: X/RSDT: OemId <DELL  , FX09   ,42302e31>, AslId <AWRD,00000000>
acpi0: SCI interrupting at int 9
acpi0: fixed-feature power button present
timecounter: Timecounter "ACPI-Safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
ACPI-Safe 24-bit timer
CPU0 (ACPI Object Type 'Processor' [0x0c]) at acpi0 not configured
CPU1 (ACPI Object Type 'Processor' [0x0c]) at acpi0 not configured
CPU2 (ACPI Object Type 'Processor' [0x0c]) at acpi0 not configured
CPU3 (ACPI Object Type 'Processor' [0x0c]) at acpi0 not configured
acpibut0 at acpi0 (PWRB, PNP0C0C): ACPI Power Button

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