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SubjectRe: Oops in 2.5.64
Linus Torvalds wrote:

>In article <>, J Sloan <> wrote:
>>2.5.64 was running well, but after a day
>>or so of uptime, in fairly busy use (squid,
>>postfix, dhcp server, iptables, X desktop)
>>I ssh'd in as root, issued an init 3, then
>>a moment later, init 5. A moment after
>>that, the ssh session froze and all internet
>>access stopped as well.
>>The console was frozen, with an oops -
>Are you using DRI? There is some evidence that exiting and restarting X
>will not correctly re-initialize the DRI stuff in the kernel, and
>_massive_ kernel memory corruption can ensure when the new X server
Yes, of course, I want altlantis to look _good_

>At which point you'll get random oopses etc.
That does indeed seem to be the scenario - it
was rock solid and busy for a day, but when X
was killed and restarted everything went right
to hell -

>Looks like you at least have the DRI kernel modules there.
>Try to see if the problem goes away if you start X without DRI support
>(ie remove the "Load 'dri'" or whatever from the XF86Config file, or
>start up in a mode that DRI doesn't support, like 8bpp).
OK, I'll try it like that -


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