This is a discussion on Re: Four CPU ES40 hanging - DEC ; Malcolm Where did you get the memory from? This sounds very much like the memory buffer problems. Bad date codes on the buffer chip (small chip about 2cm long in the middle of the dimm) between 1998 and 38th week ...
Where did you get the memory from?
This sounds very much like the memory buffer problems.
Bad date codes on the buffer chip (small chip about 2cm long in the middle
of the dimm) between 1998 and 38th week of 2001.
Caused many weird problems with the ES40 and ES45...
Nothing in error log - just hangs and requires reboot.
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> Can someone out there refresh my memory on this. I have an ES40 with 4
> CPUs. A couple of times in the last few months it has "hung". It falls out
> of the cluster and won't respond to the console terminal (^P doesn't do
> anything). Pressing the reset button on the OCP reboots it and it
> continues to run fine once again. I don' think it's a case of one of the
> CPUs failing as it never gets the CPUSPINWAIT error (yesterday it was hung
> for about 5 hours overnight)
> ISTR a report a few years ago that early versions of ES40s with multiple
> CPUs showed a problem like this. Does anyone recall if that sounds like
> the same symptoms? This system has old EV6's in it:
> CPU ID 0. CPU State
> CPU Type EV6 Pass 2.3 (21264)
> PAL Code 1.98-4 Halt PC 00000000.20000000
> CPU Revision .... Halt PS 00000000.00001F00
> Serial Number AY92637351 Halt Code "Bootstrap or
> Console Vers V7.3-1 Halt Request "Default, No Action"
> IIRC you needed at least pass 2.5 to avoid the problem. I've got a set of
> 667MHz CPUs I can swap in there, but before I try that I'm hoping to
> verify that this sounds like the problem caused by the earlier CPU revs.
> Anyone recall?