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SubjectRe: Are we going too fast?
On Mon, 13 Aug 2001 03:43:05 -0400 (EDT)
PinkFreud <> wrote:

> I have installed various 2.4.x kernels on 3 seperate systems here. *ALL*
> of them have suffered from one malady or another - from the dual PIII with
> the VIA chipset and Matrox G400 card, which locks up nicely when I switch
> from X to a text console and back to X (but NOT under a uniprocessor
> kernel!), to the system with the NCR 53c810 SCSI board, which suffered
> random kernel panics anywhere from 2 hours to 5 days after booting, due to
> the ncr53c8xx driver, to YET ANOTHER system which has shown a penchant for
> crashing (read: no response on console, can use magic sysrq, but fails to
> emergency sync) when attempting to use 'ls' on a mounted QNX filesystem
> (ls comes up fine, then system crashes - nothing sent to syslog, no errors
> on screen, nothing!) - and this latest is with 2.4.8!

> sauron@rivendell:~$ uptime
> 3:17AM up 12 days, 15:20, 2 users, load averages: 1.48, 0.66, 0.31
> sauron@rivendell:~$ uname -a
> NetBSD rivendell 1.5.1 NetBSD 1.5.1 (RIVENDELL) #0: Tue Jul 31 22:58:54
> EDT 2001 root@rivendell:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/RIVENDELL i386
> sauron@rivendell:~$ dmesg | grep -i sym
> siop0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0: Symbios Logic 53c810 (fast scsi)
> (The controller is old - it was made by NCR before it became Symbios Logic
> - hence, why I was using the NCR driver for it, rather than the Symbios
> driver, in Linux.)
> Working on 13 days uptime. That's well over twice the uptime for Linux on
> that box. That's what happens when the kernel has bugs.
> Take this rant for what you will. Personally, I switched from Windows to
> Linux 5 years ago for the stability. If I need to switch OSs again to
> continue to have stability, I will. Somehow, I suspect, if kernel
> development continues down this path, many others will wind up switching
> to other OSs as well.

I think this problem can fix if your can report the crash message . (Oops,...)
Beacuse the netbsd can work fine on it , So I true the linux kernel also can work fine on it.

Best Regard!
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