Don't quit. I see this message occasionally with 2.2.5 on DS20.
Someone is bound to pay attention...
> I am running an AlphaServer 1200 (rawhide, dual 21164, .5Gb memory).
> When I try to boot the 2.2.9 kernel, I get a deadlock that looks like
> Linux version 2.2.9 (markh@pisces) (gcc version egcs-2.90.29 980515
> (egcs-1.0.3 release)) #1 SMP Wed May 26 17:11:30 PDT 1999
> Booting on Rawhide variation Tincup using machine vector Rawhide
> Command line: bootdevice=sda2 bootfile=vmlinux.gz
> mcpcia_init_arch: found 2 hoses
> setup_smp: 2 CPUs probed, cpu_present_map 0x3, boot_cpu_id 0
> HWRPB cycle frequency bogus. Estimated 532798504 Hz
> Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
> Calibrating delay loop... 528.48 BogoMIPS
> Memory: 512656k available
> VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
> POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
> Entering SMP Mode.
> secondary_console_message: on 0 from 1 HALT_REASON 0x0 FLAGS 0x1ee
> secondary_console_message: on 0 message is 'P01>>>START P01>>>'
> smp_boot_cpus: Total of 2 Processors activated (156.96 BogoMIPS)
> start_secondary: commencing CPU 1 current fffffc002fff0000
> spinlock stuck at fffffc0000321c00(0) owner swapper at
> spinlock stuck at fffffc0000321c00(1) owner swapper at
> This happens on every boot of 2.2.9, and I have to go back to 2.2.7
> get the machine to come back to life again. I am running a fairly
> configuration with the only modifications to the standard config
> questions to hard link in the drivers for my SCSI and network
> (NCR53C800, QLogic ISP and DEC Tulip), plus Rawhide, SMP and
> experimental drivers (not in that order).
> Any suggestions? I typed this in from craning my neck to look at the
> screen about 3 feet away, so I hope it looks familiar to someone....
> Thanks (in advance).
Sincerely Yours, Shimon@Simon-Shapiro.ORG
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