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Re: Newbie questions

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Anton Blanchard wrote:

> > > Do you get an oops report or does it lock up hard? I'd like to track this
> > > bug down since I havent had access to a > 2 CPU machine for a while.
> > 
> > No. it just stops. =^/ 
> > Is there a way for me to help tracking it ?
> If you have a keyboard, does the caps lock key work (ie the keyboard driver
> is working)? If so you could use the magic sysrq combination to dump task
> information.
> Can you stop-a on the keyboard or send a break over the serial console?
> If so then you can do ctrace, .registers, .locals at the OK prompt.

Nope. it gets completely stuck either by keyboard or serial console. =/

> If it locks up hard then debugging becomes a little more difficult. Some
> idea of the events up to the lockup will help.

Dunno. I got a processor down. The machine stayed up for a week and a
half and hung agay today. Since I don't know how to obtain info from the
SUNW envctrl I dont know if its the heat that stops the machine or if
there is any other factor.

Thanks for the help. =^)


Pablo Borges                                pablo.borges@uol.com.br
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