Re: PROBLEM: modprobe hang at startup (3.8.x, 3.9.x, IBM x3550)

From: Robert Norris
Date: Fri May 17 2013 - 06:25:25 EST

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:36:22AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> IPMI is still likely to access the SMBus controller. If there's a BMC
> in the machine, it can also access the SMBus slave with its own
> controller. It would be good to rule this out by disabling IPMI
> completely, removing the BMC from the machine if it has one, and
> checking if it makes the issue go away or not.

I think they do have a BMC (dmidecode would suggest so). I'll need to
confirm this, and then get the datacentre support guys to pull it (yeah,
messy - inherited machines on the other side of the world). It might
take a couple of days, I'll let you know how it goes.

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