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Hey guys, Got a system currently running 2.6.8-2-686-smp with VMware server. Everything is running perfectly, except the ram is capped at 4GB (system physically has 6GB) # free -m total ...
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- 05-30-2006 #1
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- May 2006
Soft lockup detected on CPU0# - 188.8.131.52
Got a system currently running 2.6.8-2-686-smp with VMware server. Everything is running perfectly, except the ram is capped at 4GB (system physically has 6GB)
# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3978 124 3853 0 33 32
-/+ buffers/cache: 59 3919
Swap: 2255 0 2255
I downloaded, configured and compiled 184.108.40.206
and it halts booting and says
soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
Pid: 1, comm: init
The rest i will have to write down if it's essential.
I can still send keys like reboot and it will switch RL ok, but it just doesn't proceed past this error
adaptec aic7899 controller - 3x SCSI disks (using LVM)
Dual Xeon system
relevent entry in /etc/lilo.conf :
I used these commands to compile the kernel :
fakeroot make-kpkg --revision=custom.1.0 kernel_image
dpkg -i kernel-image-220.127.116.11_custom.1.0_i386.deb
(it gave me an error out about missing the initrd file)
mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
mv initrd.img initrd.img.old
ln -s /boot/initrd.img-126.96.36.199 initrd.img
- 05-31-2006 #2
Hmmm, I'm no expert at either Debian or Xeon systems, but I have an observation/question. Why do you have 'append=noapic' in the lilo config? My understanding is that the APIC marshalls interrupts between cpus on a multi-cpu system, it's better than having both processors try to respond to the same interrupt. If it is turned it off (as it is in your system), you might find that one of the processors could lock up waiting to process an interrupt that has already been handled by another cpu...Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/