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Re: R5000 oops

To: nick@ns.snowman.net
Subject: Re: R5000 oops
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:34:59 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Jason Mesker <jasonm@tool.net>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>, "debian-mips@lists.debian.org" <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>, "linux-mips@fnet.fr" <linux-mips@fnet.fr>, "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, "linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu" <linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.05.10007101751540.23559-100000@ns.snowman.net>
Sender: geert@geert.cs.kuleuven.ac.be
On Mon, 10 Jul 2000 nick@ns.snowman.net wrote:
> I have a R5k indy with 128meg and 2x2gig disks that I can test on.  It's
> currently running irix, but i've been meaning to install linux on it.  If
> one of you can tell me what I should test/test for I'd be willing to try.

Just stress test the box and you'll see.

> On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Jason Mesker wrote:
> > > I am running kernel version: 2.4.0 test 3 pre 2.  I am useing wesolows 
> > > vmlinux-0704b kernel.
> > > 
> > > I think I have found the problem though.  I was running the system 
> > > without swap and with 64Megs of RAM.  I added around 20 megs of swap 
> > > space and did the
> > > configure again and it worked fine.  I am actually compiling now and will 
> > > let the status be known if it completes or not.  As of right now 
> > > everything looks
> > > like it is working fine with the swap enabled.
> > 
> > I suspect that's not the problem, though. 64 MB of RAM should not be 
> > exhausted
> > that fast.
> > 
> > I saw lots of similar oopses on the NEC DDB Vrc-5074 with various 2.3.x
> > kernels. Other people reported similar oopses with other machines. And the
> > common factor is the R5000.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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