SUMMARY Re: weird Sun Blade 100 lockup problem
Adam and Christine Levin
levins at westnet.com
Mon Oct 1 09:50:38 EDT 2001
Thanks to the following people and their suggestions.
I have removed the Belkin KVM switch. I am not running xntpd, the machine
is not overheating (as per prtdiag -v), and I don't run a screen saver in
either Windows or Solaris.
If anyone has any clue about the latest patch bundle, though, I'd
appreciate a little more help. I grabbed the Solaris 8 patch cluster
(9/26/2001) from Sunsolve, but *none* of the patches will install. Some
are code 25, but most are code 2 or code 5. Code 2 says patch already
installed, and code 5 is a pkgadd error. In the detailed logs, almost all
the patches list as already installed, but showrev -p shows that they are
*not*. I tried installing after booting to single user mode, so I don't
know where the problem could be.
Alex Stade <alex at trdlnk.com>
Belkin switch lockups
Dan Astoorian <djast at cs.toronto.edu>
xntpd causes problems -- read BugID 4461525 smbus_intr_timeout() priority
inversion induces wedge
use ntpdate instead.
Also, change xntpd's priority priocntl -s -c TS -p 30 -m 30 `pgrep xntpd`
Add set smbus:intr_timeout = 100000 to /etc/system
Also, to fix clock issue, add set sys_tick_freq = 5549020 to /etc/system
Olivier Masse <olivier at prosys.ca>
Check if machine is overheating
Marcelino Mata <mmata at multiinc.com>
Don't run a screen saver with the SunPCI windows installation
Chan C <ctcao at hotmail.com>
Apply the latest patch bundle.
Lars Hecking <lhecking at nmrc.ie>
David A Stewart <David.Stewart at ee.ed.ac.uk>
Is the Blade connected to an HP 4108gl Procurve switch? Problems when
Original question follows:
On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Adam and Christine Levin wrote:
> I have a Sun Blade 100 running Solaris 8 04/01 with a patchset from around
> the beginning of August.
> Twice in the last couple of months, the system's just *stopped*. It's my
> desktop workstation.
> It's got 512MB memory, plus a SunPCI II card with 384MB memory running
> Windows 2000 server, but not doing much (sits idle most of the time, but
> I run dozens of xterms, plus star office and netscape, all in CDE. The
> xterms are all ssh sessions to remote hosts on our LAN/WAN. I also run
> xclock, and an xbiff window fired back from our mail server.
> The first time it happened, I was on the phone, and when I turned back to
> the machine and started typing, I got nothing. The keyboard was frozen,
> the mouse was frozen. I tried telnetting in from another machine,
> nothing. I tried pinging -- nothing. No network activity on the switch.
> It was just frozen.
> The second time, I was in the middle of typing something (in a vi session
> on a remote Sun box -- an E250), and again, it just froze up. Same thing
> as before -- no connectivity, no response.
> My keyboard is a lexmark selectease, so I don't have a stop-a available to
> me, but the keyboard is completely dead (the lights don't toggle on the
> lock keys), so I don't think a stop-a would do anything.
> The keyboard and mouse are connected through a Belkin KVM switch and a
> ps2->USB converter.
> It could be a million things. Has anybody seen this before? My first
> step is going to be applying the latest patch sets and getting rid of the
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