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Re: [suse-amd64] Mystery crashes
  • From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:16:14 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20040225210656.1e60d0dd.ak@xxxxxxx>
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:12:54 +0000
"Eugene de Villiers" <edevilliers@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My dual opteron 242 K8W thunder with 4Gb of DDR400 Reg ECC has been running
> Suse 9.0 for a couple of weeks now.
> Everything seems to be working fine and memtest showed no problems.
>
> Unfortunately, every few days or so (it has happened 3 times now), the
> system just freezes up, and I mean completely. No logins, no escapes, no
> keyboard or mouse response at all.
> It still responds to pings though, which is strange since no other remote
> operations are successful.
>
> There are no messages in the logs (at least the ones I've checked), so I
> assume its probably hardware related. Any advice/checks I can try?
>
> Its not debilitating since, but it sure is worrisome.

Do you use any 32bit programs? If yes you could be a victim
of errata #94. Try a BIOS update, very old BIOS didn't have
the correct workaround for that.

-Andi

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