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SubjectRe: 2.1.128 Oops
Hi Alan,

No we haven't tried the final 36 I should have said 36preX..(apologies
:)).. I was under the impression from previous posts that SMP work was
being put mainly into 2.1.X series and so we abandoned 2.0.X series about
2 months ago.. in an attempt to solve the lockups. (However, having said
that I have seen that there is a lot of effort in the 2.0 series to
improve/stabilize SMP..so perhaps our reasoning was flawed in moving to
2.1?)

For our production machines would the recommendations be to return to the
2.0.X for SMP? Was the oops I posted of any help in pointing to the
possible source of the problem?

Regards,

Andy




On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > We've been having continous lockups from 2.0.35-36 to 2.1.9X's to 2.1.128
> > with our SMP machines for the past 6-9 mos on Dual PPRO's, Dual PII 200's
> > and now Dual PII 400s (last 2 Intel boards..) : Symptoms are black
> > screen..lockups occur randomly sometimes a few days 2-3 with no lockup,
> > frequency of lockups increase it appears with increased network
> > traffic..not necessarily high load.
>
> Including 2.0.36 final. You say "past 6-9 months" but obviously thats not
> 2.0.36 final releases
>


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