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Re: My boss want to kill debian, please help !



Hello,

Thanks for all details you said. I will probably try that 2.6.10-4 to
see what is happening. The tech manager just remembered that the
machine does not have latest BIOS update. WIth that story about
hetsink and P33, i must wait to meet an expert from this form to
explain what to do. I also installed dmidecode and this is the output,
i pasted it entirely.



# dmidecode 2.5
SMBIOS 2.3 present.
72 structures occupying 2531 bytes.
Table at 0x000FBC70.
Handle 0x0000
        DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
        BIOS Information
                Vendor: Intel Corp.
                Version: WP87510A.86B.0045.P12.0402051009
                Release Date: 02/05/2004
                Address: 0xF0000
                Runtime Size: 64 kB
                ROM Size: 1024 kB
                Characteristics:
                        PCI is supported
                        PNP is supported
                        APM is supported
                        BIOS is upgradeable
                        BIOS shadowing is allowed
                        Boot from CD is supported
                        Selectable boot is supported
                        EDD is supported
                        Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is
supported (int 13h)
                        Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is
supported (int 13h)
                        5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                        Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                        8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                        Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                        Printer services are supported (int 17h)
                        CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                        ACPI is supported
                        USB legacy is supported
                        AGP is supported
                        LS-120 boot is supported
                        ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
                        BIOS boot specification is supported
                        Function key-initiated network boot is supported
Handle 0x0001
        DMI type 1, 25 bytes.
        System Information
                Manufacturer:
                Product Name:
                Version:
                Serial Number:
                UUID: 2DB1DAFF-1621-11D9-A26C-000C6E080217
                Wake-up Type: Power Switch
Handle 0x0002
        DMI type 2, 8 bytes.
        Base Board Information
                Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
                Product Name: S875WP1
                Version: AAC26812-306
                Serial Number: BQWP44002855
Handle 0x0003
        DMI type 3, 17 bytes.
        Chassis Information
                Manufacturer:
                Type: Unknown
                Lock: Not Present
                Version:
                Serial Number:
                Asset Tag:
                Boot-up State: Safe
                Power Supply State: Safe
                Thermal State: Other
                Security Status: Other
                OEM Information: 0x00000000
Handle 0x0004
        DMI type 4, 35 bytes.
        Processor Information
                Socket Designation: J2E1
                Type: Central Processor
                Family: Pentium 4
                Manufacturer: Intel
                ID: 34 0F 00 00 FF FB EB BF
                Signature: Type 0, Family 15, Model 3, Stepping 4
                Flags:
                        FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
                        VME (Virtual mode extension)
                        DE (Debugging extension)
                        PSE (Page size extension)
                        TSC (Time stamp counter)
                        MSR (Model specific registers)
                        PAE (Physical address extension)
                        MCE (Machine check exception)
                        CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
                        APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
                        SEP (Fast system call)
                        MTRR (Memory type range registers)
                        PGE (Page global enable)
                        MCA (Machine check architecture)
                        CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
                        PAT (Page attribute table)
                        PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
                        CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
                        DS (Debug store)
                        ACPI (ACPI supported)
                        MMX (MMX technology supported)
                        FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
                        SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
                        SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
                        SS (Self-snoop)
                        HTT (Hyper-threading technology)
                        TM (Thermal monitor supported)
                        SBF (Signal break on FERR)
                Version: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor
                Voltage: 3.3 V 2.9 V
                External Clock: 200 MHz
                Max Speed: 3060 MHz
                Current Speed: 3000 MHz
                Status: Populated, Enabled
                Upgrade: Socket 478
                L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
                L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
                L3 Cache Handle: 0x0007
                Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Handle 0x0005
        DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
        Cache Information
                Socket Designation: None
                Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
                Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
                Location: Internal
                Installed Size: 16 KB
                Maximum Size: 16 KB
                Supported SRAM Types:
                        Pipeline Burst
                Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
                Speed: Unknown
                Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
                System Type: Data
                Associativity: 8-way Set-associative
Handle 0x0006
        DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
        Cache Information
                Socket Designation: None
                Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
                Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
                Location: Internal
                Installed Size: 1024 KB
                Maximum Size: 1024 KB
                Supported SRAM Types:
                        Pipeline Burst
                Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
                Speed: Unknown
                Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
                System Type: Unified
                Associativity: 8-way Set-associative
Handle 0x0007
        DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
        Cache Information
                Socket Designation: None
                Configuration: Disabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
                Operational Mode: Unknown
                Location: Internal
                Installed Size: 0 KB
                Maximum Size: 0 KB
                Supported SRAM Types:
                        Unknown
                Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
                Speed: Unknown
                Error Correction Type: None
                System Type: Unknown
                Associativity: Unknown
Handle 0x0008
        DMI type 5, 24 bytes.
        Memory Controller Information
                Error Detecting Method: 64-bit ECC
                Error Correcting Capabilities:
                        None
                Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
                Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
                Maximum Memory Module Size: 1024 MB
                Maximum Total Memory Size: 4096 MB
                Supported Speeds:
                        70 ns
                        60 ns
                Supported Memory Types:
                        Other
                        Unknown
                        Standard
                        FPM
                        EDO
                        Parity
                        ECC
                        SIMM
                        DIMM
                        Burst EDO
                        SDRAM
                Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
                Associated Memory Slots: 4
                        0x0009
                        0x000A
                        0x000B
                        0x000C
                Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
                        None
Handle 0x0009
        DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
        Memory Module Information
                Socket Designation: DIMM1A
                Bank Connections: 11 12
                Current Speed: 2 ns
                Type: DIMM
                Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Error Status: OK
Handle 0x000A
        DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
        Memory Module Information
                Socket Designation: DIMM2A
                Bank Connections: 11 12
                Current Speed: 2 ns
                Type: DIMM
                Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Error Status: OK
Handle 0x000B
        DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
        Memory Module Information
                Socket Designation: DIMM1B
                Bank Connections: 11 12
                Current Speed: 2 ns
                Type: DIMM
                Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Error Status: OK
Handle 0x000C
        DMI type 6, 12 bytes.
        Memory Module Information
                Socket Designation: DIMM2B
                Bank Connections: 11 12
                Current Speed: 2 ns
                Type: DIMM
                Installed Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Enabled Size: 512 MB (Double-bank Connection)
                Error Status: OK
Handle 0x000D
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: PS2Mouse
                External Connector Type: PS/2
                Port Type: Mouse Port
Handle 0x000E
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: Keyboard
                External Connector Type: PS/2
                Port Type: Keyboard Port
Handle 0x000F
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J2A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: COM 1
                External Connector Type: DB-9 female
                Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
Handle 0x0010
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J6J4
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: COM 2
                External Connector Type: DB-9 female
                Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
Handle 0x0011
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J3A2
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: LPT1
                External Connector Type: DB-25 male
                Port Type: Parallel Port ECP/EPP
Handle 0x0012
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA4A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: USB
                External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
                Port Type: USB
Handle 0x0013
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA4A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: USB
                External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
                Port Type: USB
Handle 0x0014
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA5A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: USB
                External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
                Port Type: USB
Handle 0x0015
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA5A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: USB
                External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
                Port Type: USB
Handle 0x0016
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA4A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: RJ-45 Type
                External Connector Type: RJ-45
                Port Type: Network Port
Handle 0x0017
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: JA5A1
                Internal Connector Type: None
                External Reference Designator: RJ-45 Type
                External Connector Type: RJ-45
                Port Type: Network Port
Handle 0x0018
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J2J1 - +12V
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0019
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J3J1 - FDD
                Internal Connector Type: On Board Floppy
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x001A
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J5J1 - PRI IDE
                Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x001B
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J6J1 - SEC IDE
                Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x001C
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J8B1 - CDIN
                Internal Connector Type: On Board Sound Input From CD-ROM
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Audio Port
Handle 0x001D
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J9A1 - AUX IN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Audio Port
Handle 0x001E
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J8J2 - FRONT PANEL HDR
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x001F
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J1F1 - CPU FAN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0020
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J1B1 - FRONT CHASSIS FAN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0021
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J6J3 - REAR CHASSIS FAN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0022
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J6J2 - REAR CHASSIS FAN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0023
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J7B1 - REAR CHASSIS FAN
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0024
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J7J2 - BIOS CONFIG
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0025
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J7E1 - FRONT PANEL USB
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0026
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J2H1 - PS
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0027
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J9A1 - CH INTR
                Internal Connector Type: Other
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0028
        DMI type 8, 9 bytes.
        Port Connector Information
                Internal Reference Designator: J9E1 - PDC20319 SATA RAID PORT
                Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
                External Reference Designator: Not Specified
                External Connector Type: None
                Port Type: Other
Handle 0x0029
        DMI type 9, 13 bytes.
        System Slot Information
                Designation: J6C1
                Type: 32-bit AGP 4x
                Current Usage: Available
                Length: Long
                ID: 1
                Characteristics:
                        3.3 V is provided
Handle 0x002A
        DMI type 9, 13 bytes.
        System Slot Information
                Designation: J8B2
                Type: 32-bit PCI
                Current Usage: In Use
                Length: Long
                ID: 2
                Characteristics:
                        3.3 V is provided
                        PME signal is supported
                        SMBus signal is supported
Handle 0x002B
        DMI type 9, 13 bytes.
        System Slot Information
                Designation: J8B1
                Type: 32-bit PCI
                Current Usage: In Use
                Length: Long
                ID: 3
                Characteristics:
                        3.3 V is provided
                        PME signal is supported
                        SMBus signal is supported
Handle 0x002C
        DMI type 9, 13 bytes.
        System Slot Information
                Designation: J9B1
                Type: 32-bit PCI
                Current Usage: In Use
                Length: Long
                ID: 4
                Characteristics:
                        3.3 V is provided
                        PME signal is supported
                        SMBus signal is supported
Handle 0x002D
        DMI type 10, 6 bytes.
        On Board Device Information
                Type: Ethernet
                Status: Enabled
                Description:  Intel Kinnereth-R LAN
Handle 0x002E
        DMI type 10, 6 bytes.
        On Board Device Information
                Type: Ethernet
                Status: Enabled
                Description:  Intel Tanacross Gb LAN
Handle 0x002F
        DMI type 10, 6 bytes.
        On Board Device Information
                Type: Other
                Status: Disabled
                Description: Promise PDC20319 Controller
Handle 0x0030
        DMI type 10, 6 bytes.
        On Board Device Information
                Type: Video
                Status: Enabled
                Description: ATI Rage XL Video
Handle 0x0031
        DMI type 11, 5 bytes.
        OEM Strings
                String 1: ETK_VER_01.00
Handle 0x0032
        DMI type 12, 5 bytes.
        System Configuration Options
                Option 1: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                Option 2: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                Option 3: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Handle 0x0033
        DMI type 13, 22 bytes.
        BIOS Language Information
                Installable Languages: 1
                        enUS
                Currently Installed Language: enUS
Handle 0x0034
        DMI type 15, 35 bytes.
        System Event Log
                Area Length: 2048 bytes
                Header Start Offset: 0x0000
                Header Length: 16 bytes
                Data Start Offset: 0x0010
                Access Method: Memory-mapped physical 32-bit address
                Access Address: 0xFFFEF7F0
                Status: Valid, Not Full
                Change Token: 0x00000000
                Header Format: Type 1
                Supported Log Type Descriptors: 6
                Descriptor 1: POST error
                Data Format 1: POST results bitmap
                Descriptor 2: Parity memory error
                Data Format 2: Multiple-event
                Descriptor 3: I/O channel block
                Data Format 3: Multiple-event
                Descriptor 4: Single-bit ECC memory error
                Data Format 4: Multiple-event
                Descriptor 5: Multi-bit ECC memory error
                Data Format 5: Multiple-event
                Descriptor 6: System limit exceeded
                Data Format 6: System management
Handle 0x0035
        DMI type 18, 23 bytes.
        32-bit Memory Error Information
                Type: Unknown
                Granularity: Unknown
                Operation: Unknown
                Vendor Syndrome: Unknown
                Memory Array Address: Unknown
                Device Address: Unknown
                Resolution: Unknown
Handle 0x0036
        DMI type 16, 15 bytes.
        Physical Memory Array
                Location: System Board Or Motherboard
                Use: System Memory
                Error Correction Type: None
                Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
                Error Information Handle: 0x0035
                Number Of Devices: 4
Handle 0x0037
        DMI type 19, 15 bytes.
        Memory Array Mapped Address
                Starting Address: 0x00000000000
                Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
                Range Size: 2 GB
                Physical Array Handle: 0x0036
                Partition Width: 0
Handle 0x0038
        DMI type 17, 27 bytes.
        Memory Device
                Array Handle: 0x0036
                Error Information Handle: 0x0035
                Total Width: 64 bits
                Data Width: 64 bits
                Size: 512 MB
                Form Factor: DIMM
                Set: 1
                Locator: J5G1
                Bank Locator: DIMM1A
                Type: DDR
                Type Detail: Synchronous
                Speed: 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                Manufacturer: Manufacturer1
                Serial Number: SerNum1
                Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
                Part Number: PartNum1
Handle 0x0039
        DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
        Memory Device Mapped Address
                Starting Address: 0x00000000000
                Ending Address: 0x0001FFFFFFF
                Range Size: 512 MB
                Physical Device Handle: 0x0038
                Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0037
                Partition Row Position: 1
                Interleave Position: 1
                Interleaved Data Depth: 1
Handle 0x003A
        DMI type 17, 27 bytes.
        Memory Device
                Array Handle: 0x0036
                Error Information Handle: 0x0035
                Total Width: 64 bits
                Data Width: 64 bits
                Size: 512 MB
                Form Factor: DIMM
                Set: 2
                Locator: J5G2
                Bank Locator: DIMM2A
                Type: DDR
                Type Detail: Synchronous
                Speed: 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                Manufacturer: Manufacturer2
                Serial Number: SerNum2
                Asset Tag: AssetTagNum2
                Part Number: PartNum2
Handle 0x003B
        DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
        Memory Device Mapped Address
                Starting Address: 0x00020000000
                Ending Address: 0x0003FFFFFFF
                Range Size: 512 MB
                Physical Device Handle: 0x003A
                Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0037
                Partition Row Position: 1
                Interleave Position: 1
                Interleaved Data Depth: 1
Handle 0x003C
        DMI type 17, 27 bytes.
        Memory Device
                Array Handle: 0x0036
                Error Information Handle: 0x0035
                Total Width: 64 bits
                Data Width: 64 bits
                Size: 512 MB
                Form Factor: DIMM
                Set: 1
                Locator: J5H1
                Bank Locator: DIMM1B
                Type: DDR
                Type Detail: Synchronous
                Speed: 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                Manufacturer: Manufacturer3
                Serial Number: SerNum3
                Asset Tag: AssetTagNum3
                Part Number: PartNum3
Handle 0x003D
        DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
        Memory Device Mapped Address
                Starting Address: 0x00040000000
                Ending Address: 0x0005FFFFFFF
                Range Size: 512 MB
                Physical Device Handle: 0x003C
                Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0037
                Partition Row Position: 2
                Interleave Position: 2
                Interleaved Data Depth: 1
Handle 0x003E
        DMI type 17, 27 bytes.
        Memory Device
                Array Handle: 0x0036
                Error Information Handle: 0x0035
                Total Width: 64 bits
                Data Width: 64 bits
                Size: 512 MB
                Form Factor: DIMM
                Set: 2
                Locator: J5H2
                Bank Locator: DIMM2B
                Type: DDR
                Type Detail: Synchronous
                Speed: 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                Manufacturer: Manufacturer4
                Serial Number: SerNum4
                Asset Tag: AssetTagNum4
                Part Number: PartNum4
Handle 0x003F
        DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
        Memory Device Mapped Address
                Starting Address: 0x00060000000
                Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
                Range Size: 512 MB
                Physical Device Handle: 0x003E
                Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0037
                Partition Row Position: 2
                Interleave Position: 2
                Interleaved Data Depth: 1
Handle 0x0040
        DMI type 23, 13 bytes.
        System Reset
                Status: Disabled
                Watchdog Timer: No
                Boot Option: <OUT OF SPEC>
                Boot Option On Limit: <OUT OF SPEC>
                Reset Count: Unknown
                Reset Limit: Unknown
                Timer Interval: Unknown
                Timeout: Unknown
Handle 0x0041
        DMI type 31, 28 bytes.
        Boot Integrity Services Entry Point
Handle 0x0042
        DMI type 32, 20 bytes.
        System Boot Information
                Status: No errors detected
Handle 0x0043
        DMI type 187, 9 bytes.
        OEM-specific Type
                Header and Data:
                        BB 09 43 00 38 00 03 90 01
Handle 0x0044
        DMI type 187, 9 bytes.
        OEM-specific Type
                Header and Data:
                        BB 09 44 00 3A 00 03 90 01
Handle 0x0045
        DMI type 187, 9 bytes.
        OEM-specific Type
                Header and Data:
                        BB 09 45 00 3C 00 03 90 01
Handle 0x0046
        DMI type 187, 9 bytes.
        OEM-specific Type
                Header and Data:
                        BB 09 46 00 3E 00 03 90 01
Handle 0x0047
        DMI type 127, 4 bytes.
        End Of Table



On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:31:46 -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
<hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, George Alexandru Dragoi wrote:
> > Thanks a lot, hmm, i always thought vanilla kernel are best, i will
> 
> No, they're not...  Too many unfixed bugs.
> 
> BTW, make damn sure you enable nmi_watchdog=1 on the kernel boot line, and
> also compile in the tco_810 module and use the watchdog program with it.  At
> least the machine will try to panic if a CPU gets stuck, AND it *will*
> reboot if it ever locks up.
> 
> > Now this is the debian system (with e1000 , not a typo):
> > 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82875P Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
> 
> So far so good. Which motherboard? Intel D875PBZ, or another (*which?*)?  I
> have four D875PBZ on production running as routers, so if it is a D875PBZ I
> can help you a bit more.  If it is a D875PBZ, which BIOS revision?
> 
> DMI information will tell you what board you have, and on most good boards,
> the serial number and BIOS version too.  There are packages in Debian (sarge
> at least) to display the BIOS DMI information.
> 
> > 0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet
> > Controller (LOM)
> 
> Good. This is your best giga-ether port (the onboard one). If you have to
> deliver a huge number of packets somewhere, use this one first.  It has a
> dedicated bus to the northbridge, and won't hog the PCI bus at all.
> 
> > 0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro
> > 100] (rev 08)
> 
> Ah, the PCI ones are e100, not e1000.  Make sure you use the e100 driver,
> not the eepro100 one.
> 
> Here I used PCI 3C905B NICs (five per machine), which I am phasing out and
> switching to e1000 ones (for fast ethernet work, not gigabit work).  The
> hardware interrupt mitigation assistance of the e1000 make things MUCH
> easier to the system as a whole.  With 5 of them plus the onboard e1000,
> well, that's pretty much a requirement on these machines for best
> performance.
> 
> The 3COMs are losing packets (but the machine is rock solid, even when I
> saturated all PCI NICs at 200mb/s traffic during a 8h burning test).  At
> non-trivial loads, they lose packets...  But the switch just resends them,
> and all is well (it is not causing a bottleneck yet, packet loss is less
> than 0.1%).  The kernel gets pretty verbose at the ammount of time the 3c59x
> driver hogs inside the interrupt handlers, though.
> 
> Keep that in mind for your next machine, buying e1000 for fast-ethernet work
> often is a very good idea (instead of using e100s or anything else).
> 
> > model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
> 
> If this is a Intel D875PBZ, make sure you read the errata about the heatsink
> and the AVR on the motherboard with high-clocked processors -- you need a
> omnidirectional heatsink.  And you might want to apply BIOS P33 too (it
> helped at least one of my boxes).
> 
> > I want to mention that on the debian system i put the netfilter realm
> > match from patch-o-matic-ng .
> 
> Well, I have no experience with that patch.  It might be solid, or it might
> not :(
> 
> At least you're not using IMQ or other insanely unstable thing, though.
> 
> --
>   "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
>   them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
>   where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
>   Henrique Holschuh
> 


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