7.0BETA4 desktop system also periodically freezes

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Wed Jan 9 11:50:54 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 02:18:59PM -0500, J.R. Oldroyd wrote:

> As I said, I have two systems here which exhibit this.  Both systems
> here are 7.0BETA4.  Different i386 hardware; both are UP systems; one is
> a fast 3200Ghz processor with 4GB ram, the other is a very slow
> processor with not much ram at all; the scheduler is SCHED_ULE on both;
> and the app mix includes basic servers:
> 	/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant
> 	dhclient
> 	/sbin/devd
> 	/usr/sbin/syslogd
> 	/usr/local/sbin/cupsd
> 	/usr/sbin/ntpd
> 	/usr/sbin/powerd
> 	/usr/sbin/sshd
> 	sendmail
> 	/usr/sbin/cron
> 	/usr/sbin/moused
> 	/usr/local/bin/xdm (on the fast system only)
> 	/usr/local/bin/X
> and various end-user clients such as a WM and its children (including
> load graph and a clock), firefox, xterms, ical, nvi, etc.

I can only add that I see the same problem, with 7.0-PRERELEASE on a
i386/SMP running SCHED_4BSD. However, for me the problem seems to
manifest itself if I have installed graphics/gnash's flash web-browser
plugin for firefox; it doesn't seem to happen since I've taken it off
(so far). My wild-eyed guess is that it's related to threading, as
there's quite a few [gtk-gnash] processes on some flash-enabled

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
             "A person should be able to do a small bit of everything,
                                        specialisation is for insects"

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