Proliant hangs with 2.4 but works with 2.2.

From: lafanga lafanga (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 18:08:11 EST

I have a Compaq Proliant 1600 server which can be hung on demand with all
the 2.4 series kernels I have tried (2.4, 2.4.1 & 2.4.2-pre3). Kernel 2.2.16
runs perfectly (from a default RH7.0).

I have ensured that the server meets the necessary requirements for the 2.4
kernels (modutils etc) and I have tried kgcc and various gcc versions. When
compiling I have tried default configs and also minimalist configs (with
only cpqarray and tlan). I have also ensured that I have the latest current
SmartStart CD (4.9) and have setup the firmware for installing Linux.

The programs 'gpm', 'kudzu' and 'startx' all hang the server immediately
after they exit (with exit status 0). I cannot pinpoint why the kernel hangs
and would appreciate any help. The only thing I suspect it may be is that it
is a dual processor mobo with only one processor but I don't know how this
detection has changed in the 2.4 kernels.


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