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grahamswilson
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SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

Hi - anyone have any experience with this "new" feature?  I have a new bl890ci4 and this feature is now supposed to be supported with the latest OE environment, but when I do a `shutdown -Sr now`, the shutdown starts and then at the very end of the shutdown on the console I see -

 

Calling function e00000193000c020 for Shutdown State 7 type 0x1

WARNING: Falling back to normal boot
Failed function e00000193000c020 for Shutdown State 7 type 0x1
shutdown_common(): GSP_END_OF_SHUTDOWN failed ret = -1
C
Invoke EFI Reset System

 

and then a normal complete reboot starts, including all the regular hardware checks...so the soft reboot isn't working!

 

Wondered if anyone else had seen this?

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Torsten.
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

AFAIR it works on the superdome2 only. Sure it is now supported with the blades?


Hope this helps!
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grahamswilson
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

Thanks Torsten - but yes, this is (supposedly) now supported on the bl860/870/890ci2/4 servers as of the 14-03 OE release...so pretty hot off the presses.

 

The documentation doesn't seem to indicate there are any extra steps to get this going, except to install it!

 

I was really hoping this was going to work as advertised as rebooting this beast takes a lot of time :)

Bill Hassell
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

Take a look at SpeedyBoot in the setboot man page. You can disable many of the slow selftests with setboot. The disabled tests will be restored automatically if an HPMC or other CPU error is detected. SpeedyBoot is available on most of the modern HP-UX platforms. It is ideal for setup and testing with many, many reboots.

 

The test names are case-sensitive, but turning them all off does reduce the reboot time. Note that The two UPPERCASE categories are a quick way to set 4 of the 7 tests.



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Torsten.
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

This is the newest softreboot white paper:

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c04220763-2%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

The i2 and i4 blades are supported now.

 

You probably need a few patches.

 

 


Hope this helps!
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grahamswilson
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

Thanks again Torsten and thanks Bill.  I will take a look at speedyboot too.

 

I also heard back from HP support on this and softreboot is now working!

 

The trick was to disable USB and graphics (which I do recall seeing somewhere in small print in the documentation, although it never went into details) - HP advised to do this :-

 

If not disabled, you could try to disable it using the below commands.

 

To disable USB driver, do the following:

 

Install the Patch PHKL_43265, which disables the USB driver. To disable the USB driver, run the following command:

 

kctune usb_disable_core=1

 

To disable Graphics, run the following commands:

 

kcmodule gvid_info=unused

kcmodule gvid_him_cons=unused

kcmodule gvid_core=unused

 

and after a (final) reboot, a softreboot via shutdown -Sr worked as expected.

 

Hopefully this helps someone else trying to get this going on an i2/i4 blade.

 

Torsten.
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Re: SoftReboot option - SoftRebootEnh package.

Something similar was written in the white paper I linked earlier.

To find related information, go to

http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-core-docs

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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