Error updating to 159

Good morning to all.

I have updated about 25 PC Engines - apu2 and in two computers I have problems in starting. The errors are as follows:

Mon Aug 23 09:22:02 CEST 2021                                          [  OK  ]
Starting Random Number Generator Daemon...                             [  OK  ]
Initializing kernel random number generator...                         [  OK  ]
Setting up Linux console...                                            [  OK  ]
Setting up Pakfire Package Manager...                                  [  OK  ]
Bringing up the loopback interface...                                  [  OK  ]
Setting hostname to bs.xxxxxx-xxxxxxxx.ex...                          [  OK  ]
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3                                             [  OK
Starting vnstatd...                                                    [  OK  ]
Starting kernel log daemon...                                          [  OK  ]
Starting system log daemon...                                          [  OK  ]
Saving Bootlog...                                                      [  OK  ]
Starting Unbound DNS Proxy...                                          [  OK  ]
Starting ACPI daemon...                                                [  OK  ]
Starting hostapd...
blue0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE                   [  OK  ]
Enabling S.M.A.R.T.: sda                                               [  OK  ]
Bringing up the green0 interface...
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 22s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [kworker/u8:2:95]

and in another:


Bringing up the loopback interface...                                  [  OK  ]
Setting hostname to bs.xxxxxxxxxx.ex...                               [  OK  ]
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3                                             [  OK
Starting vnstatd...                                                    [  OK  ]
Starting kernel log daemon...                                          [  OK  ]
Starting system log daemon...                                          [  OK  ]
Saving Bootlog...                                                      [  OK  ]
Starting Unbound DNS Proxy...                                          [  OK  ]
Starting ACPI daemon...                                                [  OK  ]
Starting hostapd...
blue0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE                   [  OK  ]
Enabling S.M.A.R.T.: sda                                               [  OK  ]
Bringing up the green0 interface...
Adding IPv4 address 172.26.0.1 to the green0 interface...              [  OK  ]
Bringing up the blue0 interface...
Adding IPv4 address 172.26.1.1 to the blue0 interface...               [  OK  ]
Bringing up the orange0 interface...
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [kworker/u8:2:95]
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [kworker/u8:2:95]

It stays there and doesn’t pass from there.

Any idea how to fix it?

Best regards.

It occurred to me to change the msata to another PCengines APU2 with another version of BIOS and it boots without problems.

Maybe it’s PCengines APU BIOS version problems.

I’ll keep looking at it.

Greetings.

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I confirm that the problem is with BIOS 4.10.0.3. With this BIOS it gives this problem.

Solution: Update to the latest PCengines BIOS (apu2 v4.14.0.3)

Greetings.

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Hi guys!!!.

I have detected in another BIOS version this problem in “PC Engines ‐ apu2” with core162:

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The symptoms are the following:

  • Total loss of communications.
  • You find it on but with the SYS LED blinking constantly. The Tx and Rx leds are off.
  • Access through COM (Putty) and the image appears.
  • If the device restarts, everything starts to work correctly (until the next one).

BIOS versión 4.13.04

SOLUTION:

Update the BIOS to the latest version (4.15.0.2, hoping that the latter does not cause problems).

Regards.

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