[SunHELP] 'Bad Slots' on Enterprise 6500 and 3500
dfroman at cray-powered.org
Fri Jul 21 22:11:56 CDT 2006
Yes, if slot 7 is empty the 3500 will boot normally. I can take a board
that was in slot 7 and place it in any other slot with no issues. I can
take any good board and put it in slot 7 and will receive the memory errors.
Same with the multiple slots on the 6500.
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From: "Phil Stracchino" <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>
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Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] 'Bad Slots' on Enterprise 6500 and 3500
> David Froman wrote:
>> After running the 6500 for a few months the electric bill was getting a
>> steep, so I decided to have a 3500 take over for the 6500. The 3500 was
>> running 8 336mhz processors so I figured I would replace them with 400's
>> the 6500. The 3500 had been up for several months as well and had not
>> previous issues.. I pulled boards from slots 0,2,4 and 10 on the 6500
>> installed them in the 3500, which had been online 5 minutes earlier with
>> problems. When I booted up I received memory errors on every board. I
>> tracked the problem with the 3500 down to slot 7. Any board in slot 7
>> produces errors for every board. At first I figured that maybe just all
>> boards in the 6500 were 'flaky' so I reverted back to the original 336mhz
>> processors still in their original boards. But the problem remains.
>> Slot 7
>> produces errors for every board.
>> I've dug around in the Sun guides ever since this problem first presented
>> the 6500, but now it's become a major issue. The 3500 needs to manage a
>> database that's large enough to where I want to maximize the memory. If
>> problem is correctable I would give most anything to learn how to clear
>> Once the memory errors run through though, the POST hangs at (PRIV)
>> Priviledged Code, (TO) Time Out Error. OBP does not launch so I never
>> get to
>> a point to attempt any corrective measures via the console.
>> So my questions are:
>> Has anyone seen anything like this before?
>> Are these slots really fried?
> It sounds like you have a bad backplane.
> Can you get into OBP if you boot the machine with slot 7 empty? Will it
> pass POST that way?
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