Subject: Re: SMP stability issues
To: None <tech-smp@NetBSD.org>
From: Chris Rendle-Short <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/10/2006 22:05:25
On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 19:22:40 +0900, SODA Noriyuki <email@example.com> wrote:
> Have you tried some hardware diag tool like memtest86+?
> We recently had a stability issue, and we didn't think it as a
> hardware problem, since the machine had worked fine until we
> replaced its kernel. (The machine also did run memtest86+ fine,
> when it was bought).
> But actually it was a hardware issue in our case. When we tried
> memtest86+ finally, lots of RAM problems were detected.
> FWIW, 3.x kernel run fine with GENERIC.MPACPI configuration
> on my Athlon 64 X2.
Yes, I've run memtest86 and memtest86+ and found no errors. I've also checked all the HDDs with MHDD (http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/), and found no problems.
I haven't tried GENERIC.MPACPI yet. As I understood it is mainly intended for duel core systems and systems with HT. As mine doesn't have HT and is physically two seperate CPUs, I went with GENERIC.MP.
I have also noticed a SWINGER kernel config file, with an accompanying SWINGER.MP. I'm not too certain why SWINGER is included in the source tree, but it is descirbed as "thorpej's Abit BP6+dual Celeron". Interesting because the motherboard I am using, an Abit VP6, is the successor to the BP6. I can't find anything special about SWINGER though, except that it is customised to only work on the BP6.