[rescue] seaking of SGI's - IP25 woes

Geoff Koehler koehler at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 18 15:30:39 CST 2004

Hi Guys, 

All good suggestions.  I dont have the machine in front of me right now, but it dies with something like "Cannot find slice 3 on IP25 in slot 9.  Removing CPU xx.  System halted"  and IRIX grinds to a halt, but restarts just fine.  I should mention that this is a fairly loaded machine (32xR10000) and generates a lot of heat.  Keeps my basement warm in the winter.  Replacing the IP25 board is the easiest, but also the most expensive option.  Funny how that works.  Ill get the exact messages, check the logs, etc, and repost.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoff Koehler
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Home of the SART Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004 2:02 pm
Subject: Re: [rescue] seaking of SGI's - IP25 woes

> On Mar 18, 2004, at 2:54 PM, Geoff Koehler wrote:
> > Speaking of SGI challenge's, I have a problem with my XL that Im 
> > wondering if anyone has seen before.  After about half and hour 
> from 
> > being powered on, one of the CPU's dies.  I've taken out the 
> board and 
> > looked at it, but it doesnt "look" any different.  The heatsink 
> on the 
> > CPU in question does not seem loose or unseated.  It stikes me 
> as a 
> > heat-related failure, but Ive moved it to a different slot and 
> it 
> > doesnt make any difference.  After a few hours having the thing 
> turned 
> > off, it comes back, only to fail again half and hour later.  Any 
> > ideas?
>   Sure sounds thermal to me.  When you say "dies", what is the 
> manifestation?
>      -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
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