[eepro100-bug] compaq dl360: redhat 7.1 kernel 2.4.3 lock-up bug

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed Jan 9 17:18:01 2002

On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, pierre-yves.verdon wrote:

> i was just trying to do a network install for a compaq dl360, so i have 
> switch on the network boot for the eepro100...
> but now once the dl360 is installed (via nfs) i get the error "Receiver 
> lock-up bug exists"...."work-around activated"

This isn't an error, it's just an informative message.  It's probably
wrong or misleading, but without seeing the current Intel errata list..
("There is no errata list -- the parts don't have any bugs")

> since i have switch off network boot, but don't get better result.
> A redhat 7.1 manual install on an other dl360 don't give this error.
> what's wrong?

We support, test, and use the Compaq DL360 extensively in clusters.  The
only specific note is that you must first run the magic DL360
preparation CD-ROM: "Compaq SmartStart for Servers".  I don't know
exactly what it does, but if you don't first prepare the machine you
will get unpredicatable behavior such as broken transmit or multicast

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