[mythtv-users] DMA Read errors and inter chipset (Abit
papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Thu Aug 19 07:18:53 EDT 2004
>> Aug 18 04:19:12 mythtv kernel: APIC error on CPU1: 08(08)
>> Aug 18 04:19:13 mythtv kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 04(04)
Ah yes... good memories... (not really). I was running the BP6 when I
upgraded from 2.2 to 2.4 kernel and suddenly started getting these error
messages. Turns out they were always there, just not reported until 2.4
> Welcome to the wonderful world of the Abit BP6 motherboard. I had one of
> these for a few years. It started off just fine, but it gradually degraded in
> stability over time. The APIC errors were very common. The fact that the
> kernel is reporting the error implies that it is an error that was recovered
> from. The APIC system, as I understand it, will generate these error
> interrupts when an error occurs, but it will keep retrying until it succeeds.
Fading caps... there's a number of websites out there about bad
capacitors on the BP6. I swapped mine out and the board became much happier.
It still wouldn't see my PVR-250 though.
> It was a nice idea, but in reality, the BP6 was very poorly engineered with
> numerous faults. Of course, Abit would never admit as much. Some people got
> very lucky (like you), others were mildly lucky (like me). Still others
> barely got a few months out of their BP6's.
Probably so, but it was a classic idea. I had *almost* ordered a
different setup (dual slot1 P2 board with slocket adapters... *shudder*) when I
found the BP6. Aside from the manufacturing problems and flaky UDMA chips
(HPT366) it wasn't *that* bad. Sure was nifty to buy two $45 processors and
run them at 1.5x their speed.
Only PCs ever bought (used to be Mac guy):
BP6 (300->450) --> VP6 (750->1000) --> Tyan 2466 (2.0->2.0))
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