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Re: DOSFAT abend after post SP3 nss patch

> > The 3rd abend in my first post is an 'Abend 1', it's an 'EIP in
NSS.NLM'
> > which is what the other two servers produce too.
> >
> > Two of these servers have two 9gb unmirrored drives, and one has a

RAID
> > array. Only one of the three servers is using MPS14.PSM, the others

are on
> > ACPIDRV and these are just standard NW6.5 installs with a single dos
> > partition. But they all show this behaviour.
> >

> Hmm, are these clone systems or 'regular' servers? If the latter, what
> make/models are involved.
>
> Not sure what's going on here -- it is not the sort of thing I'd test
> on my production servers <smile>. I also haven't seen reports from
> others about this.
>
>
> --
> Barry Schnur
> Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop


I've run some tests on this as well. I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 wich 4
processors and 4gb ram. With NW65SP3 (no NSS Patch, but yes to SERVER.EXE
patch), I can load & unload DOSFAT.NSS infinitely, regardless of which PSM
I'm running (none, ACPI, MPS).

After loading the NSS patch, DOSFAT.NSS loads & unloads if I am not
running any PSM, but once I load either ACPI or MPS support, it abends
when trying to unload DOSFAT.NSS (not always on the first try - sometimes
you've gotta try it twice).

I'll play with it more tomorrow.

ib
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Re: DOSFAT abend after post SP3 nss patch

>
> I've run some tests on this as well. I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 wich 4
> processors and 4gb ram. With NW65SP3 (no NSS Patch, but yes to SERVER.EXE
> patch), I can load & unload DOSFAT.NSS infinitely, regardless of which PSM
> I'm running (none, ACPI, MPS).
>
> After loading the NSS patch, DOSFAT.NSS loads & unloads if I am not
> running any PSM, but once I load either ACPI or MPS support, it abends
> when trying to unload DOSFAT.NSS (not always on the first try - sometimes
> you've gotta try it twice).
>
> I'll play with it more tomorrow.
>


Interesting -- though why use 4 CPU's with NetWare? I'm going to be
setting up a single CPU Dell 2800 with 2G of RAM this weekend...


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Re: DOSFAT abend after post SP3 nss patch

> >
> > I've run some tests on this as well. I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650

wich 4
> > processors and 4gb ram. With NW65SP3 (no NSS Patch, but yes to

SERVER.EXE
> > patch), I can load & unload DOSFAT.NSS infinitely, regardless of which

PSM
> > I'm running (none, ACPI, MPS).
> >
> > After loading the NSS patch, DOSFAT.NSS loads & unloads if I am not
> > running any PSM, but once I load either ACPI or MPS support, it abends
> > when trying to unload DOSFAT.NSS (not always on the first try -

sometimes
> > you've gotta try it twice).
> >
> > I'll play with it more tomorrow.
> >

>
> Interesting -- though why use 4 CPU's with NetWare? I'm going to be
> setting up a single CPU Dell 2800 with 2G of RAM this weekend...
>
>
> --
> Barry Schnur
> Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop


I'd never use a 4 CPU server for NetWare - in fact, I'm not sure that 2
processors are beneficial when just running file/print. But, we've got
some dual-CPU servers out there at this point, so I might as well use them.

Anyway, I'm just trying to test with a multi-CPU server that's not yet in
production, so I grabbed a new server slated to run MS SQL server to test
for a couple of days.

I tried these tests on a single CPU server and, even after loading ACPI or
MPS support, I cannot get it to crash. It only happens on a multi-CPU
server.

I just tried reverting to the DOSFAT.NSS from NW65SP3 - dated Jan 10,
2005 - and it loads and unloads properly.

ib

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Re: DOSFAT abend after post SP3 nss patch

> I'd never use a 4 CPU server for NetWare - in fact, I'm not sure that 2
> processors are beneficial when just running file/print.


Pretty much true -- I've never deployed dual CPU for NetWare.

> But, we've got some dual-CPU servers out there at this point, so I might as well use them.


And this shouldn't cause any problems, besides, it keeps the room
warmer.

>
> Anyway, I'm just trying to test with a multi-CPU server that's not yet in
> production, so I grabbed a new server slated to run MS SQL server
> for a couple of days.


Right -- though with some luck you might get MS SQL server to run for
more than a couple of days <g>

> I tried these tests on a single CPU server and, even after loading ACPI or
> MPS support, I cannot get it to crash. It only happens on a multi-CPU
> server.
>
> I just tried reverting to the DOSFAT.NSS from NW65SP3 - dated Jan 10,
> 2005 - and it loads and unloads properly.
>


INteresting, well as I noted, I don't 'do' multiple CPU servers for
NetWare.


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Barry Schnur
Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop
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