Re: number of CPUs and IPI panic
From: Nik Azim Azam (nskyline_r35_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 06:19:30 -0800 (PST) To: "Ketrien I. Saihr-Kesenchedra" <email@example.com>, Josh Tolbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Win2K Advanced Server works just fine here.
--- "Ketrien I. Saihr-Kesenchedra"
> Josh Tolbert wrote:
> >Win2K Advanced Server works just fine on these
> boxes, no special patches needed. FreeBSD-4.x ran
> just fine on my Revolution 6x6 (also 6x PII
> OverDrive; you can see it at
> If you
> >want high-detail pics of a 6x6 motherboard, let me
> know. I have a spare dead one that I looted some
> parts from to revive my working one.
> >I haven't tried FreeBSD-5.x on my 6x6, mainly cause
> the thing is disassembled until I build a case for
> it. Mine never had problems crashing under heavy
> load with 4.x, though.
> Indeed, but there's one detail being overlooked;
> You're dealing with a genuine ALR. What we have in
> this instance is a
> Unisys Aquanta Hx/6. The Hx/6 is not identical to
> the ALR, because
> Unisys can't leave good enough alone. (I had to deal
> with a DS6, which
> is based on the Revolution 4-way.) I definitely
> would not put stupid
> BIOS tweaks past it; in fact, I would very much
> expect them.
> As far as functionality; oh, yes, I can also confirm
> that on 4.x they
> were fine. I had opportunity to test a DS6, though,
> and it would -not-
> behave unless I told it I was Windows NT. The Unisys
> part here may be a
> similar situation. In fact, comparing your dmesg, I
> can say with some
> certainty that the Unisys part is not the same. For
> example; there is no
> pcic0. (This still may be erroneous.) Not
> remembering 4.x too well, the
> boot order also has me wondering, but that may just
> be 4.x.
> Somewhere around here I should have a bunch of notes
> on the ALR
> implementation. Both of those seem off to me for
> several reasons; I see
> two Orions detected when I'm fairly certain we
> should detect a total of
> three (not including memory card.) ISTR the APIC
> being a 24 pin, as
> well. I'll have to see if I can find what disk I
> stuck them on.
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