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DL380 G3 Dual Xeon 3.06 GHZ but different stepping ???


DL380 G3 Dual Xeon 3.06 GHZ but different stepping ???

We have a HP ProLiant DL380 G3 (GigE) experiencing frequent lockups. The machine is a linux file server running RHL 8.0 (Psyche) with the default 2.4.18-14smp kernel (the machine is a dual Xeon 3.06GHz), and has almost constant disk activity.
The machine keeps hanging. About twice a day it will hang with the windows background on-screen but nothing else. All network connectivity is dropped. I can't point to anything more than the constant disk activity

Also I figured it out from dmesg about difference in cpu stepping as

CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.06GHz stepping 07

CPU1: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.06GHz stepping 09
Total of 2 processors activated (12153.01 BogoMIPS).

Different stepping could be a cause of system hang ??

Any help would be appreciated.


Vinod Pote

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Re: DL380 G3 Dual Xeon 3.06 GHZ but different stepping ???

Check with Intel Support site to search for problems. THey have a matrix there of any mismatches. But I would suspect something else, definately hardware. Bad Disk, or disk controller, network card, memory.
Try removing things one at a time. If it happens 2 times a day, that should be fast. How about at night with no activity? at nioght with no network connection? With no network card? etc.
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