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Re: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: Another FreeIPMI beta w/ BMC watchdog workaroun

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: Another FreeIPMI beta w/ BMC watchdog workaround for Sun machines
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:53:34 -0700

Hey Dave,

On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 12:49 -0700, Dave Love wrote:
> Albert Chu <address@hidden> writes:
> > On the flip side, I've personally never tested on Solaris.  So who knows
> > if the "/dev/bmc" was really programmed correctly.  I may have screwed
> > up.
> Well the watchdog daemon has been running OK since June 29 on my Solaris
> system with the test freeipmi.  I could potentially run extra tests that
> aren't at all risky on that box.
> > Is this only happening on one motherboard?  I have this feeling that
> > maybe the board is just busted.
> I could try on some other x4xxxx over Linux if necessary, but I'm busy,
> and don't actually need the watchdog working on them.

Any additional testing is always welcome.  But I wouldn't put too much
effort into it.  What Frank is seeing is so weird, it's hard to get a
read if it's really the BMC firmware or something else.


Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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