I'm trying to install 6.0 on IBM eServer xSeries 226 (2 CPUs, IBM
ServeRAID 6i). During normal boot GENERIC kernel hangs with the last
ips0: resetting adapter, this may take up to 5 minutes
Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work. Pressing power button doesn't work either,
have to push it and wait for several seconds to switch the system off.
With hint.apic.0.disabled=1 GENERIC seems to boot fine. It's also possible
to boot FreeBSD/i386 when hyper-threading is enabled (4 logical CPUs) and
kernel has SMP option (just tried default SMP kernel). With only 2 CPUs
(HTT disabled) SMP kernel also hangs at the same point. FreeBSD/amd64 only
boots with apic disabled. This is not specific for 6.0 as RELENG_6 and
CURRENT also have this problem.
Could somebody please help me debugging this problem? Logs of verbose
boots are available at http://rsu.ru/~os/ips/ I'm ready to provide any
possible help needed to resolve this issue. I'd greatly appreciate any
Software and Network Engineer
Computer Center of Rostov State University.