consistent hard lockup with recent kernels
sean at mcneil.com
Thu Jul 15 16:43:39 PDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 14:20, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 01:41:00PM -0700, Sean McNeil wrote:
> > I get a very repeatable hard freeze of the system when I use firefox and
> > attempt to download a large iso image. I've been trying to get a livecd
> > image from a gentoo.org mirror (needed for something else, I'm a FreeBSD
> > fan, honest!!) ;)
> > I suppose this is related to the preemption issues, but don't have
> > anything to show for it except my dmegs. I can't access the system at
> > all to see why it is happening.
> Can you run it in an X session on another host, and be at the console
> (for DDB+KDB access)? Can you start it and switch to the console, for
> same reason, before it locks up?
I attempted the former, but apparantly the lockup is because of
interaction with other processes. Perhaps involving surfing another web
site as a download is in progress. I cannot try the X session on
another host as yet, but I will. Switching to the console and not doing
anything else stressful on the machine allowed for the download to
complete without a lockup. All times it has locked up I was doing other
things while the download was in progress. However, no lockup has
occurred without the download happening.
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