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Old 11-12-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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IBM x3550 hangs


Hi,

I have an IBM x3550 with a PCI-X / 64-bit / 133MHz Riser card plus an INTEL PRO/1000 GT QUAD PORT.
The server hangs on boot when this card is installed.
I am using kernel 2.4.21.
I have already upgraded the machine BIOS to version 1.06 with no affect.
Tried adding the "noacpi" kernel parameter with no affect.
Tried adding the "usb-handoff" kernel parameter with no affect.
What could be cause such problem?
What else can I try?

Thank you ,
Alon

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Old 11-12-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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That would be one of these:
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/sys...andind=5000008

Where does the boot process hang?
(Hmmm... if there is any way to tell.)

IBM seem to think it will work with linux.
Have you tried their technical support?

Otherwise, the usual: check the card is installed correctly, that the appropriate options are enabled in the BIOS. That there is no irq conflict. Check what is compiled into the kernel... have you tried a 2.6 kernel?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 01:50 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thank you for your answer.
I do not have the machine near me so I can not check the BIOS options and irq settings,
I was wondering if there is some kind of known hang problem with this configuration, Last time I had a hang issue with an IBM x3650 I have found the usb-handoff solution, but now it did not help.
I hope I can check the 2.6 kernel on it but it is still unclear if I will have the chance to do so.
I will update this thread if i have some more information.

Alon
 
Old 11-13-2007, 04:44 AM   #4
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I was wondering if there is some kind of known hang problem with this configuration
If there is, no-one's talking about it.

I found the 3650 thing you mentioned, and there have been issues with clusters.

There are a number of notes about hangs during windows installs.

All up, it appears to be a well regarded system.

You may have to try that card in another system - just to rule out a bad card. But you do need the system logs... if the driver keeps timing out or something, it'll generate a report.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 03:02 AM   #5
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Resolved by upgrade

Hi,

I have resolved the issue by upgrading to a 2.6 kernel version.
Thank's anyway.

Alon
 
Old 12-18-2007, 07:43 AM   #6
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Well there you go... that saves a lot of wheel-reinventing.
 
  


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