[K12OSN] doing the pivot_root server not responding

Lewis Holcroft lewis at pcc.com
Mon Oct 18 17:31:55 UTC 2004

I have also had this problem. However the problem was not with the 
client but with the server. It was really inconsistent. After spending 
some time on the problem. Finally loaded RHES and called IBM. IBM do 
not support any other RH product on the machine platform I use.

The problem is still not fixed. But IBM are tying to solve it now. It 
looks like it may be a firmware revision that is calling a bad memory 
address. I would also get kernel panics if I tried to move large data 
files between my eth0 and eth1 nics. memtest-86 shows errors. But this 
bug is only tickled some times. running diagnostics on the nic cards 
generated a memory error also.


On Oct 16, 2004, at 9:06 AM, Timothy Legge wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 09:48, dean at mumby.co.za wrote:
>> Cards on the client or the server , the server has an intel 100 and 
>> 1000 I have
>> disbaled the 100 and I am using the 1000 , the client has rtl8139 
>> which was
>> working when 3.1.2 was loaded as well as the server , same 
>> configration. I will
>> try using the 100 as eth0 and see if it helps.
>> Thanks for the help.
> It is an issue with the card on the client.  Or more specifically how 
> it
> interacts with the kernel that is downloaded.  I have seen this on a
> number of occasions and the only way I have found around it is to use a
> different kernel.  I don't know if more that one kernel is available 
> for
> ltsp 4.x but it is worth a try.  A while back, I used the exact same
> kernel source and config that Jim McQuillan used for an ltsp kernel.
> The version I compiled worked for me but his did not.  I don't know 
> why.
> Moving the client's card to a different slot might work but I have 
> never
> tried it.
> Tim Legge
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