[CentOS] FYI: IBM Netvista locking up

Thomas Dukes tdukes at sc.rr.com
Fri Dec 26 01:14:37 UTC 2008


Having not been able to run a kernel without locking up since
2.6.9-34.0.2.EL, I think I have found the 'fix'.  There are numerous post
about this and all suggest its related to ACPI.  For me, its APIC.  I added
the following to grub.conf: noapic apic=off.  Been up now 4 days, 22 mins.
running 2.6.9-78.0.8.EL.  Previously I could get maybe 4 - 6 hours before
locking up.

Another thing I noticed is that eth1 was on interrupt 9, the same as ACPI.
I also changed the interrupt for ACPI in CMOS to 10.

I'm happy as a pig in slop!!!  I may now upgrade to 5.2.

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