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SubjectRe: 2.1.95: freezes persist
On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Adam J. Richter wrote:
>> When I boot 2.1.95, my system runs for about five minutes
>> and then locks up cold. It is not pingable, and there is absolutely
>> no response to anything I try to do from the keyboard. It is completely
>> frozen, just like in 2.1.93 and 2.1.94.
>Ok, that does indicate that your problems are different from other peoples
>problems, as I've got several positive reports now from people for whom
>previous kernels failed.
>Is there anything special you have running, like a deamon or something
>that wakes up every five minutes to try to play a CD or whatever (the SCSI
>ioctl path is known to be probably broken, for example, in that it doesn't
>do the proper locking).
>Can you also send the exact machine configuration (you probably did
>earlier, I'm not seeing it right now).
I don't know if it applies here, but I've been having problems lately with the
console freezing at random times and having to use a serial connection to login
and restart gpm on my PS/2 mouse... unlocks the console perfectly. I've had this
problem since about 2.1.91.

Sean M. Kelly | Bill Gates must truly be a genius to successfully | market so many programming failures.

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