Tyan Tiger 2460
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Apr 29 08:44:19 PDT 2002
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Daniel R. Philpott wrote:
> Just a quick observation, looking at the different configurations you
> tried makes me think that the working configuration may have modified
> (slightly) the latency of the PCI bus. Have you tried modifying the PCI
> latency in BIOS to work without the extra hardware?
> I don't use the Tiger 2460 boards (I was a sucker for the S2462) so I
> can't test this hypothesis but maybe someone else can test it out.
We did play with some of the slot settings in the bios to no avail.
We're in mid-test of the slot 2 riser solution (which has worked fine
over the whole weekend at a load average between 3 and 6 and with the
disk and network being heavily banged on all the while, so it looks like
it works). As soon as it finishes (or I feel like grabbing another of
the idle chassis to test with and open it up) I'll give this a more
It does have the feel of a latency issue, but why slot 1. Why slot 1
when the system is (otherwise) entirely empty? I'm not asking you,
understand, just looking to heaven for Enlightenment...
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