panic on dell laptop

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Jul 12 06:33:32 UTC 2010

On 07/11/10 23:29, Alexander Motin wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 07/11/10 22:26, Doug Barton wrote:
>>> On 07/11/10 03:28, Alexander Motin wrote:
>>>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>>>> Try backing up to svn r209633 and see if you can boot. What you're
>>>>> describing is identical to a panic I had starting with the next
>>>>> revision, also on a Dell laptop.
>>>> Please try attached patch against HEAD.
>>> This worked for me, thanks. :)  I updated to r209914 first, then applied
>>> your patch. Up for a little more than an hour now, no problems.
>> Blah, spoke too soon. After having been up for a few hours the system
>> froze. I hard-booted it, fsck'ed, then it froze again during boot. The
>> nvidia driver seems to have something to do with it, even though I
>> recompiled it against the new kernel sources. I've gone back to r209633,
>> which I ran all day yesterday and left running through last evening
>> without any problems, even with the new nvidia driver.
>> Can't say for sure that your change is what's causing the problem though ...
> I also have doubts it is related.

I'll try a binary search to narrow it down, it's just kind of difficult
given that the problem doesn't manifest till after the system has been
up for a while.




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