Re: SMP Problem and Re: 2.1.111 and memory performance (much better

Christof Damian (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:55:39 +0100

Patrick Kursawe wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Christof Damian wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I just wanted to mention that 2.1.111 is much nicer on my machine (2*P200
> > 64MB). I did not realize that it was bad before, until I installed 2.1.111.
> That sounds great, but on my machine (2xP133, 32MB, aic7880) 2.1.111 does
> not even boot! I get a nice series of messages "stuck on
> smp_invalidate_needed IPI wait CPU #1". I got one or two of those messages
> when booting 2.1.110, but everything else worked fine (though it was a bit
> unstable when there was heavy ethernet traffic)

I had that too, but only if I do a warm reset. If I switch off/on the
machine it runs nice. I even got the vesafb 1600x1200 running now.

> Running 2.1.108 currently, which seems to be more stable than 2.0.x on my
> system.

I used 2.1.109 + aic7xxx 5.1.0pre5 before which was a good combination too.
But 2.1.111 is much better on memory, before I was using swap all the time,
now I can use netscape without touching swap.


Christof Damian                
Technical Director             ( mediaconsult is hiring: )

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