|BSD||Sep 19, 2000 3:55 pm|
|Chris Dillon||Sep 20, 2000 9:00 am|
|Alfred Perlstein||Sep 20, 2000 9:32 am|
|Wilko Bulte||Sep 20, 2000 11:38 am|
|Gérard Roudier||Sep 20, 2000 1:14 pm|
|Mike Smith||Sep 20, 2000 1:46 pm|
|Gérard Roudier||Sep 20, 2000 2:28 pm|
|Rodney W. Grimes||Sep 20, 2000 4:15 pm|
|BSD||Sep 20, 2000 6:11 pm|
|Colin Faber||Sep 20, 2000 6:12 pm|
|Subject:||Re: Constant panics on 4.1-STABLE!|
|From:||Chris Dillon (cdil...@wolves.k12.mo.us)|
|Date:||Sep 20, 2000 9:00:37 am|
On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, BSD wrote:
I'm running 4.1-STABLE on a 700MHz Athlon with a 300W power supply (only recently did I learn that 250W wasn't enough), a single Maxtor 40.9GB hard drive (UDMA/66, 7200RPM), an Abit KA7 motherboard, with normally 768MBs of PC133 RAM (non-ECC). An fxp0 device, and a generic PCI video card. pci0: <Trident model 9660 VGA-compatible display device> at 13.0 irq 10. There's a floppy drive, and a 2-fan hard drive cooling unit that mounts in the front of 5.25" slot which houses the maxtor via mounting brackets.
Even though 300W is considered the "minimum" by some for Athlon supplies, I think my minimal hardware should make it a stable option.
The multiple panics were in the following sequence:
1) Server is booted with all DIMMs, on a BP6. PANIC.
The BP6 is a pretty solid 440BX based board, so I doubt that is the culprit. FreeBSD has no problems with this board or the PIII you're using on it. It's the memory.
2) Server is booted with all DIMMS, on a KA7. PANIC.
The KA7 is a VIA KX133 based board. I have never found VIA chipsets to be reliable. However, it is probably the memory which is at fault.
3) Server is booted with DIMMs #2 and #1. PANIC.
4) Server is booted with DIMM #1. PANIC.
5) Server is booted with DIMM #2. PANIC.
6) Server is booted with DIMM #3. PANIC.
Anyone interested in helping me out here, can see the panic messages at the following url. I'll post further panic captures there too, if they happen. Panics 2-6 are listed in sequence on the website.
Thanks for any help! Oh, and these panics can be as close as 12 minutes and as far apart as 8 days (not the documented ones, but the ones I have had up to this point, with all 3 DIMMs in place). You can see the uptimes for the documented panics at the bottom of the JPEGs.
I hate to tell you this, but this is most certainly a memory problem. Get some memory that has been tested and approved by your motherboard manufacturer for that board, and to be double-sure, make it ECC memory and then enable ECC in the motherboard's BIOS. If you STILL have problems after that, then you can start blaming the problem on something else. The ONLY other time I have had problems like this is when overclocking the processor. You aren't overclocking those processors are you?
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