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System hangs while booting


System hangs while booting

I try to boot OVMS 7.3-2 which is running on a ES47 server which hangs while adding the CPU and doesn't proceed further, see below and advice

P00>> boot
(boot dga1.1002.0.3.1 -flags 0)
block 0 of dga1.1002.0.3.1 is a valid boot block
reading 1143 blocks from dga1.1002.0.3.1
bootstrap code read in
base = f80000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 8ee00(585216)
initializing HWRPB at 10000
GCT base = 556000
initializing page table at f6a000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version V7.3-2 © Copyright 1976-2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
%DECnet-I-LOADED, network base image loaded, version = 05.10.02
%SMP-I-SECMSG, CPU #01 message: START
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #01 has joined the active set. (System hangs at this stage)
halted CPU 0
CPU 1 is not halted

halt code = 1
operator initiated halt
PC = ffffffff9937f1c8
Clarete Riana
Valued Contributor

Re: System hangs while booting

To get a more verbose output, boot with flags 0,20000 . The command to do this is

P00>> boot -flags 0,20000

This will enable more boot logging, which might help in determining the exact point of hang. Please post the verbose boot log.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: System hangs while booting


try for force a crash, when the system hangs. Press halt button or CTRL-P then >>> crash. You could then boot from CD and look at the crashdump.

Did it ever work ? What changed ?