USB bugs in 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
mjt at nysv.org
Thu Jul 7 08:38:05 CDT 2005
(Gotta love replying to oneself ;)
On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 12:22:58PM +0300, Markus Törnqvist wrote:
>I got some weird badness on two Dell PowerEdge 2850 (64-bit SMP Xeon)
>boxes. One of them is all identical with one that runs ok, so I
>attached that one's ksymoops information in this message.
>The one that works just fine was installed locally (iirc) so this
>may be an issue with Dell's Remote Administration Console's
>VGA console redirection and its emulation of USB for input, maybe?
>My first guess was just hardware failure, but it's a bit unlikely
>on two boxes, especially now that I installed the boxes with a 32-bit
>kernel and everything's fine.
>Needless to say both I and the customer would want the 64-bit
>one working :)
>The boxes are situated some 3000km from here so getting hard
>forensics is kind of hard, but the Dell system can do a bit,
>so please let me know ASAP if there's something more I can
>Any ideas on why box number one works but these two don't?
>"Sunspots and lunar positions" is not a good theory ;)
>I put up everything I could easily dig out on
>It's just that the boxes don't boot far, as they get stuck in
>that suspend/wakeup loop, so there's only one really complete
>oops decode there from the identical working setup.
I reproduced this with vanilla 18.104.22.168 now, and I'm quoting
the entire message for the benefit of the guys over at
linux-poweredge at dell.com
To make it short, the suspend/wakeup loop didn't occur with 22.214.171.124
Still the bug happens, the box is apparently usable, but not
for the remote administration, so usability is quite shaky
a definition ;)
The relevant stuff is still at the url below, the two new interesting
(The netconsole issue is probably not related and I'll look into it
later, if ever, as we're not really using it...)
I also got a hint that disabling power management might help,
but that has to wait until tomorrow.. Anyone want to back
this theory? :)
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