Scyld Beowulf doesn't like Gigabyte GA-6vxdr7 motherboard
Dean.Carpenter at pharma.com
Mon May 7 12:48:38 PDT 2001
Hmmm. Just a point of note. The base install appears to also install the
non-SMP 2.2.17-33 kernel. I built a stage 2 boot image using it like this
beoboot -2 -n -k /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17-33.beo -m
which seemed to work fine. When the node boots though, there are all kinds
of module loading errors because it's still looking for modules in
/lib/modules/2.2.17-33.beosmp. The master node is still running the SMP
version. I know the docs say you should run the same kernel on the slaves
as on the master - would that be an issue here ?
These motherboards are based on the Via Apollo Pro chipset VT82C694X,
David Vos -
These are disked slaves, but they haven't gotten to the point of being able
to partition the disks yet. Since some of the modules fail to load, a
bpsh 0 df
results in an error like
df: BProc move failed.
I'll do some tests once I get the 2.2.19 kernel compiled with the bproc
Scyld/Daniel - you don't have a pre-done rpm for a 2.2.19-xxSMP kernel
package do you ? :)
dean.carpenter at pharma.com
deano at areyes.com
From: Carpenter, Dean [mailto:Dean.Carpenter at pharma.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 5:05 PM
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Scyld Beowulf doesn't like Gigabyte GA-6vxdr7 motherboard
Hi All -
Just got some eval equipment in today to play with, with the Gigabyte
GA-6vxdr7 motherboards in them. The NICs show up as EtherExpressPro 10/100
nics, pretty normal. These are dual P3 boards with dual 933 cpus and 512meg
The stage 1 boot goes fine, it gets an IP and grabs the stage 2 kernel fine.
It's during the boot and init of the dual cpus that it barfs ... It leaves
this on screen :
CPU map: 3
Booting processor 1 eip 2000
Setting warm reset code and vector
Sending STARTUP #1.
Before start apic_write.
Startup point 1.
And there it sits.
There's some more above the CPU map: 3 there, I can provide that as well. I
have to run right now, but tomorrow I'll try the non-SMP kernel, see if it
will actually boot.
Otherwise, any ideas ?
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