Re: sparc buildd issues [Re: Release candidate architecture requalification results; amd64 is RC]
I hadn't seen that, thanks. That sunsolve issue is kind of light on the
details, but it implies a random drift of a few seconds. The symptoms I
see are a sudden forward jump of exactly 3d 6:11:15. Every time it happened I saw exactly the same jump, after which some
programs continue running while others hang.
I had a limited ability to track it. The first hang point while trying
to log in following the time jump was when running "id -u" in
/etc/profile. I determined this by bracketing each section of
/etc/profile with echos.
I tried leaving a terminal live and logged in once, but "ps auxww" hung
as well. Bind, klog and syslog at least continue running. I suppose the
next trick would be to wait for a hang and run them with strace to see
which call hangs, but at that point I tried going back to kernel
184.108.40.206. Its been running smoothly since. Whatever the problem is, it doesn't seem to affect 220.127.116.11
On 12/27/05, Alexander Zangerl <email@example.com
On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 13:04:50 EST, William Herrin writes:
>On a Sparc netra X1, the system partially freezes (some stuff continues
>running but at least one of the operations necessary to log in gets stuck).
>The logs show that as of the moment of the freeze, the clock has jumped
>forward exactly 3 days, 6 hours,
>11 minutes and 15 seconds. The change is not gradual; it jumps between
>syslog marks set a minute apart.
i'm pretty sure you've seen
where sun says "no workaround"...apparently it's a chip issue that needs
to be worked around in the kernel. bah.
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