Re: server for mail and radius hard locking
First, I would say that the last time I had a machine that hard locked, it
was with an AMD K5 based system, and enabling APM fixed the problem. I
did it in both the kernel (with APM idle calls as the only option I
believe) and in the bios (with it on custom and all the timeouts
As for problems with integrated MB's, I would like to relate one success.
I have a system based on the Intel Providence MB (PR440FX). It is a dual
PPro MB, with onboard SCSI (AIC 7880U), Sound (CS4236B), and Ethernet
(Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100). It works perfectly. On another note
though, with some cheap integrated socket 7 boards I have had problems
even under windoze 98. The board would spontaniously take the IRQ away
from the 3c905b card.
On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, Gregory Wood wrote:
> I would stay with the hardware. It could be a memory problem. I sell
> lots of motherboards with on-board video. I have found that although
> they say they are 'standard', they won't work without the supplied
> (Windows) drivers.
> Also, some of the on-board devices seem to keep resources tied up
> whether or not they are selected. Of course, this situation changes
> every time I get in a new case of motherboards.
> Lastly, I would go over all of the bios settings. You will have to
> experiment. Start with the default settings and turn off 'plug and play
> OS'. Try running without the network card.
> This will be a long, slow process. Good luck.
> Richard Bailey wrote:
> > I will look into this tomorrow and see if I can find anything
> > strange.. could the onboard sound and usb causing a problem, I cannot
> > find any way to kill the onboard sound. The usb is disabled in the
> > bios. should I change that?? Richard
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: David
> > To: Richard Bailey
> > Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 9:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: server for mail and radius hard locking
> > My experience has been that hard locks are usually due to
> > hardware trouble. It could be a kernel issue with the
> > process, but I think those where resolved long ago. Check
> > out the memory and see if that fixes it.
> > David
> > Richard Bailey wrote:
> > > I set up a new server to replace an existing one to do
> > > mail service and radius authentication for about 700+
> > > users. The machine is running a k6-2 400 with 64m of ram,
> > > the motherboard is one that is all-in-one except the
> > > network card, SiS 530 chipset. The machine has hard locked
> > > several times on me. I started it with slink, and upgraded
> > > it to potato last night, suspecting a kernel issue with
> > > the processor. I am looking for ideas of what to check.
> > > Richard