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SubjectRe: problems with 2.4.0-test8
Rik van Riel wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Petko Manolov wrote:
> > Richard Polton wrote:
>
> > > I am using 2.4.0-test8 on an i686 laptop. I find that netscape-4.72
> > > keeps locking up. I am not able to kill the process at all (without
> > > a reboot, and SysRQ cannot do a sync on the partition it is running
> > > in either). I have been advised that RvR's memory patches will fix
> > > this but I have yet to try. (This behaviour also can be seen with
> > > ppp-2.4.0, which is a trifle irritating 8-)
> >
> > I have the same kind of problems with 2.4.0-test8, test-9-pre[678].
> >
> > I'd thought it is due to bug in my (usb pegasus) driver which i used
> > most of the time. But i got the same crash with eepro100 which is
> > considered to be fairly solid.
> >
> > The bug appears when netscape tries to switch the windows or open new
> > one. I'm afraid the newest RvR's MM code is not so stable.
>
> You may want to try my latest patch ;)
>
> I have known about these problems for about 2 weeks, but
> was away at conferences so couldn't create a clean enough
> patch to send to Linus ;(
>
> http://www.surriel.com/patches/
>
> regards,
>
> Rik
> --

Actually, I think this particular problem in -test8 was with buffer.c
for
which DaveM submitted a patch some time ago. Check your logs for:
kernel BUG at ll_rw_blk.c:711

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