Summary : 4GB RAM on Blade1000

From: Marcelino Mata <>
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 12:31:38 EDT
Many thanks to those who gave suggestions.  I can not give the exact reason
or solution to the problem but I did upgrade the OBP to the latest and it
worked.  As the computer is needed, I could not waste any more time finding
out the root cause.  I did learn that setting diag-switch?=true and
diag-level=max requires a lot of patience.  With 1.5Gb RAM on OBP 4.13, it
takes around 10 minutes before the graphics card kicks in.  You basically
stare at a blank screen thinking the workstation has locked up.  I suspect
it would take longer than 10 minutes with 5Gb RAM but I had someone standing
over my shoulder waiting for his computer back.

In the end I do not believe 100% that my problem was OBP related.  With
1.5GB RAM it appeared to hang at the same location as 5GB a few
hanging I mean it takes longer than 4+ minutes instead of the normal 3-5


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Marcelino Mata 
>Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 3:45 PM
>To: Sun Managers
>Subject: 4GB RAM on Blade1000
>We just purchased an additional 4Gb RAM for our Blade1000 (Sun 
>licensed 3rd party).  We have removed all existing RAM to keep 
>things simple.  While the system starts to boot, it hangs 
>shortly after the "Print service starting" message.
>Has anyone else run across this type of problem?  I can not 
>find any memory related issues resolved in OpenBoot level 
>upgrades but I am running version 4.5.4 while the latest is 4.13.0  
>Is there any useful diagnostics routines at the OpenBoot level?
>System Information
># /usr/sbin/prtconf -V
>OBP 4.5.4 2001/12/19 14:37
># eeprom
>test-args: data not available.
>oem-logo: data not available.
>oem-banner: data not available.
>diag-file: data not available.
>boot-file: data not available.
>nvramrc=devalias mydev /pci@8,700000/SUNW,XVR-500@1
>devalias xvr500 /pci@8,700000/SUNW,XVR-500@1
>security-password: data not available.
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Wed Apr 21 12:31:31 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Thu Mar 03 2016 - 06:43:31 EST