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SubjectRe: Keyboard stopped after 2 day uptime!
On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Jeffrey Hundstad wrote:

>I had the same thing happen to me on pre-2.0.31-7 after a couple of
>hours of uptime...
>I was using the full text search engine called `Isearch' to re-index the
>Linux kernel tree. I allowed it to use 20 megabytes of ram from my 32
>meg machine. It apparently got MORE greedy than that and caused heavy
>swapping. I switched virtual consoles to see a `ps' to see how much ram
>that is was taking and the getty on the NEW VC said `re-spawning too fast
>waiting for 10 minutes.' or something to that effect... I then killed
>the re-index process. Everything appeared to be working just fine. I
>then `startx' and went on doing other work. ...after about 10 minutes
>rxvt quit receiving keystrokes and tkRat (my mailer) didn't receive
>keystrokes. I managed to kill all of my sessions (with the mouse) and
>stopped fvwm. I used control-alt-delete successfully to reboot the

I unfortunately was unsuccessful with c-a-d, the keyboard was totally
unusable, I had X, pine (in an xterm), prompt that had just finished
compiling and netscape open, and I also didn't have telnet going at that
stage, and was able to exit to the console, closing everything correctly.

>BTW: This happened to me before on 2.0.30.
>BTW^2: telnetting into the machine worked JUST FINE.

>> I am runing kernel pre-2.0.31-7, and after 2 days uptime I got this
>> message:
>> Aug 23 00:14:57 mabs kernel: hdg: media changed
>> Aug 23 00:44:28 mabs kernel: hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
>> Aug 23 00:44:28 mabs kernel: hda: disabled DMA
>> Aug 23 00:44:28 mabs kernel: hda: drive not ready for command
>> Aug 23 00:44:28 mabs kernel: ide0: reset: success
>> Aug 23 00:48:40 mabs kernel: hdg: media changed
>> And from there on my keyboard stopped working.
>> Below is my HDD bootup info if anyone is interested:
>> Aug 23 01:00:18 mabs kernel: ide: i82371 PIIX (Triton) on PCI bus 0 function 57
>> Aug 23 01:00:18 mabs kernel: ide0: BM-DMA at 0x3000-0x3007
>> Aug 23 01:00:18 mabs kernel: ide1: BM-DMA at 0x3008-0x300f
>> Aug 23 01:00:18 mabs kernel: hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM1280A, 1222MB w/76kB Cache, CHS=621/64/63, DMA
>> Aug 23 01:00:18 mabs kernel: hdc: st3144AT, 124MB w/32kB Cache, CHS=1001/15/17
>> I have:
>> iP200
>> 24Mb RAM, 98Mb Swap
>> Giga-byte GA-586ATM/P M/B
>> sda is a 1GB SCSI HDD
>> P.S. This may have been a spike, but my computer is _very_ spike
>> protected, but if beyond resonable doubt, it probably will be...


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