Hard lockups on PE 6600 (SOLVED - maybe) [also PE2x50 lockups and pe2605 console hang]

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 11:27:01 CST 2002


On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 10:13:21AM -0500, Rechenberg, Andrew wrote:
> 
> It appears that the fix to my system lockups was to change the Broadcom
> NIC driver.  It appears that Dell configures their pre-installed Red Hat
> systems with the bcm5700 kernel module.  If one installs a fresh Red Hat
> 7.3 system, the tg3 NIC driver is used.

can anyone who sees these lockups add

nmi_watchdog=1

to the vmlinuz line of /boot/grub/grub.conf?
We can't reproduce this behavior in our lab (and trust me, we have some very
very busy machines there using tg3) so need more information about this
one..

Greetings,
   Arjan van de Ven




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