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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> Ricardo, Gerson
[mailto:gricardo@gableseng.com] <br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:37
AM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Chris Field; Hiram Barber; <st1:PersonName
w:st="on">linux-poweredge@dell.com</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> RE: PowerEdge 2650 lockup
- hard reboot required</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>That issue revolves around the tg3 loadable module (aka
broadcom hard freeze).&nbsp; You either have to replace it with the bm5700
loadable module or stop using the Broadcom ASICs alltogether.&nbsp; We had the
exact same issue and what i did to resolve it was I simply disabled the nics'
themselves and used Intel PCI-X cards.&nbsp; Not a single hard lockup since
then.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>-Gerson</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
linux-poweredge-admin@dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin@dell.com] <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Chris Field<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, April 29, 2004
8:56 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Hiram Barber; <st1:PersonName
w:st="on">linux-poweredge@dell.com</st1:PersonName><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: PowerEdge 2650 lockup
- hard reboot required</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>We have a a 2650 that has this same problem, it is not
connected to a storage array, but about once a week it completely flakes.&nbsp;
Usually it will respond to pings and will also log iptables information to the
console however it will not display a login prompt on the console and all
network services are unavaliable.&nbsp; The only way to get it working again is
to hard boot just like you have to....</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>We have not been able to figure out what it is yet... we
also can't replicate it, it just happens.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
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<p class=MsoNormal style='background:#E4E4E4'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <a
href="mailto:hbarber@mosquitomagnet.com" title="hbarber@mosquitomagnet.com">Hiram
Barber</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>To:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <a
href="mailto:linux-poweredge@dell.com" title="linux-poweredge@dell.com">linux-poweredge@dell.com</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Thursday, April
29, 2004 12:53 PM<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> PowerEdge 2650
lockup - hard reboot required<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><DEFANGED_DIV class=Section1><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Hi,</span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">I
just inherited a Dell 2650 connected to a Dell 220s storage array when I
started my new job a few weeks ago.&nbsp; It is and running Oracle applications
and database&nbsp; </span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">uname
-a</span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Linux abcprod11i.abc.com
2.4.9-e.27enterprise #1 SMP Tue Aug 5 15:39:21 EDT 2003 i686 unknown</span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">I
have been here when it seems to lock up/freeze &#8211; this morning it locked
up, I couldn&#8217;t ping the IP or get to the command line - unfortunately one
of my colleagues had left it with the KDE desktop running (the screensaver
wasn&#8217;t moving).&nbsp; After 10 minutes we hard booted the system.&nbsp; </span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Has
anyone experienced this before?&nbsp; Any suggestions?&nbsp; </span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Thanks,</span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font
size=2 face=Arial><DEFANGED_SPAN    style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Hiram </span><O:P></O:P></DEFANGED_SPAN></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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