Re: Re: i686 hang on boot in userspace

From: gmu 2k6
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 11:57:14 EST

On 7/17/06, Roman Zippel <zippel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, 17 Jul 2006, gmu 2k6 wrote:

> I was preparing a post to lkml about a similar hang which happens
> during init. I also saw an error while ntpdate tried to set the
> time/get the time. this only happens after I've enabled the NX bit on
> the dual 32bit Xeons installed in the HP Proliant Server. it works
> flawlessly with (CONFIG_X86_PAE and CONFIG_HIGHMEM_64) but
> since 2.6.18-rc2-git4 (including 2.6.18-rc2) it hangs late in the init
> process.
> could this be related?

Well, it could, but without further information it's impossible to say.
What error did you see with ntpdate? Could you post the kernel messages
and also insert a few stack traces as mentioned earlier?

ok, the error printed from ntpdate has to do with networking:
Running ntpdate to synchronize clockError : Temporary failure in name resolution

it then stops after printing the following tg3 initialization line:
tg3: eth0 Flow control is on for TX and on for RX.

right now I'm trying to get SysRq working (my first try with it) so
that I see where it's hanging.
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