Re: Very wierd behavior on new nodes
Thanks for replying. I have memtest now working on one of the nodes.
We are usint the K7VTA3 Mainboard motherboard. Does anyone have
experience with this board?
On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 09:59:07PM +0100, Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 01:19:46PM -0700, Art Edwards wrote:
> > I have taken you advice and installed memtest86. The machine seemed to
> > boot without incident (I believe memtest86 runs at system boot?) so
> > memory seems not ot be the problem.
> memtest86 boots _instead_ of the kernel. You should add a lilo or grub
> entry for it (if the package didn't do this for you), and select it on
> the next boot. Otherwise, it will not run at all.
> > I have tried to run the same job again and it got much further and then
> > crashed. Out of curiosity, a colleague loaded RH 8 and got the same
> > behavior. My only insight is that, under the 2.2 kernel, when I left
> > the machine alone (no other jobs running) it stayed up. When I invoked
> > vi, the job crashed with an exit 139 (seg violation)
> I would guess this really is a hardware problem (RAM, cache or CPU)
> > Art Edwards
> > On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 05:14:49PM +1100, David Cureton wrote:
> > > Compilers are very good tools for finding memory problems. I would suspect
> > > the system memory may be bad. Especially given it is a new system of which
> > > you have not had a chance to gain confidence in. Have a look at the memtest86
> > > package that you can use to test the memory of the system.
> > >
> > > Just a thought,
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > David
> > >
> > > On Tuesday 07 January 2003 15:48, Arthur H.
> > > Edwards,1,505-853-6042,505-256-0834 wrote:
> > > > tal difficulty getting a new set of PC's working. I
> > > > had been installing a 2.4.19 kernel with debian on a MB with a via chip
> > > > set, and athlon XP2100, a promise ide system. Debian semms to install
> > > > correctly. However, when running large fortran jobs (under g77-3.2), the
> > > > system would either die immedieately, or start running and then die.
> > > > When I say die I mean that I can't login. I have backed off to a 2.2.20
> > > > kernel and g77 2.95. Now the program dies with an exit 139, but the
> > > > system stays up.
> > > >
> > > > What is an exit 139?
> > >
> > >
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