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SubjectRe: 2.4.22-pre lockups (now decoded oops for pre10)


On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 14:49:17 -0700
> Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
>
> > Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@conectiva.com.br> wrote:
> > >
> > > Anyway, you seem to be getting random memory corruption and I have no idea
> > >
> > > what the hell maybe causing it.
> > >
> > > Andrea? Andrew? Alan? _Any_ helpful comments?
> >
> > Not really, sorry. Ugly.
> >
> > What was the last kernel which didn't crash?
> >
> > You're showing a huge set of reiserfs diffs there, mostly cosmetic though.
> >
> > Running memtest86 for 12 hours is needed.
> >
> > Going back to the last-known-kernel would be useful, just to verify that
> > the hardware is still good (some connector could have become resistive, or
> > the power supply could have drifted, etc).
> >
> > Would it be possible to try a different filesystem on that box?
> >
> > Do we know of other people who are using late 2.4 kernels on server-grade
> > hardware? If so, are they doing OK?
>
> I can give you this additional info:
> I tried about everything back to 2.4.21 release, and even this crashes on the
> box. BUT it is _not_ the only box I can crash 2.4.21. I have another hardware
> (also SMP) based not on Serverworks but on VIA chipset and with no 64 bit pci
> and it crashes with 2.4.21 around every 10 - 20 days. It definitely does not
> with 2.4.19.

Do you have any traces of the other box crash?

> The only requirement for my usual test-box is a working tg3 driver for the GBit
> ethernet link.

> Ah yes, and from the long series of tests I can tell that the box won't crash
> with UP kernel. I can re-check that with rc1 if this is useful.

Okey. Thats useful information. How hard would it be for you to try ext3
as the filesystem (as Andrew suggested) ?

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