Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Kitchen greenhouse status

Hooray !

This morning thorough inspection revealed that parsley gave a first tiny green leaf ! Yeah !
That IS miracle !

Monday, June 14, 2004

AHCI sourceforge project

If you are reading this diary please do not forget to visit also Solaris AHCI driver project. Our activity percentage is quite low at the moment, so we need to have more hits to increase it !

Friday, June 11, 2004

logrus upgraded

I upgraded logrus to Solaris Express 06/04 (aka Solaris 10 Beta 4, aka s10_b58). I did first a Live Upgrade, but then recalled that I wanted to change partitioning anyway and just went for fresh installation. Build 58 supposed to support Opteron. At least it recognized Tyan S2885' on-board Gigabit Ethernet out of the box. Still no SATA support. Presumably it should come with Build 61 - which probably means August time frame.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Thunder becomes logrus

As memory problems with thunder got fixed, it (machine) now gets its official name "logrus", since it becomes my primary office workstation. That would be my first non-SPARC primary workstation for last ten years. Wow !

Kitchen greenhouse status

Rosemary officialy declared dead. Nothing came out during two weeks. I wonder what was the problem - bad seeds (as Olga suggested) or bad treatment I gave it ? Peppermint grows quite good. I decided to grow parsley instead of rosemary.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Thunder memory problem is solved

Thunder memory problem appears to be related to the AMD errata 101. Having BIOS Node interleave and ECC memory scrubbing turned on simultaniously on MP machine will result in memory problems. I turned memory interleaving off and machine seems to be much more stable.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Thunder memory problem

This morning I ran memtest86 on thunder it there were tens of thousands memory faults reported. :( I called technician and he claims that memtest86 cannot handle Opteron correctly. It doesn't sound too convincing. Anyway they sending new memory tomorrow.
We'll see...

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Readers out there ? Anyone ?

Interesting how many people are reading this blog ?
I know whom I told about it, but I have no idea who
else may be reading this stuff.

Anyway, if you are reading this put something into comment section.

New Opteron machine is not as good as it may seems

Thunder (name to be changed shortly) already crashed 3 times. Each time mdb shows different place and different reason. May be it is defective memory DIMMs ? Bad CPUs ? I don't know.
I'll try to run memtest86 on it next morning.