Re: kernel panics on heavy disk I/O
Richard Rauch <rkr <at> olib.org>
2004-10-06 17:32:58 GMT
On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 05:49:34PM +0100, Bill Russell Nicolas wrote:
> My system constantly crashes and reboot whenever I
> perform heavy disk I/O processes like extracting
> pkgsrc.tgz. My system is an AMD64 2800+ on MSI Neo
> Platinum board (nForce3) and 512 DDR 400. I'm using
> NetBSD_RC1, NetBSD_RC2 and the 20040715 kernels but
> all panicked in the same manner. I've already disabled
> ACPI so now I'm hoping it's not a memory problem.
Do you get any additional information about the panic?
Did you disable IOAPIC (not, I think, related to ACPI)?
Or did you mean IOAPIC when you said ACPI?
I never had a panic caused by IOAPIC, but had some strange
problems caused by this. I have been told that running
without IOAPIC is "not really supoprted", but if I don't
disable it, I would lose devices such as my ethernet
or USB. Some would never work, others would only work
for a while, then would appear to lose track of their
interrupts and stop working.
I do not know if this could cause a panic, but exactly
*which* devices I lost depended upon my PCI card
arrangements. I assume that with the "right" setup,
you could lose almost any device. I never noticed any
association to intensive use of any resources.