On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 11:17:39PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 06:55:59AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote: > > (Steve, in case you missed that one) > > > Quoting Peter Vandenabeele (email@example.com): > > > > * soft reboot fails. A consecutive power cycle worked fine. > > > (see below for more details). > > > Well, given that a consecutive "hard" reboot worked, I don't know if > > this can be easily reproduced and/or investigated. Steve, you're > > tagged as "alpha wizard", among many other things....any thoughts? > > Eh, s/alpha wizard/guy who does alpha stuff/. I saw this, but don't have > any idea; cc:ed to debian-alpha, in case someone there has a better idea > what would cause this, but it sounds like hardware-specific wackiness to me. > It looks to me as if the soft reboot didn't properly shutdown PCI. Looking at the cia init code (arch/alpha/kernel/core_cia.c, verify_tb_operation) it looks as if the 5th PCI TLB test somehow crashed the machine. Cheers, Peter (p2).
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