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SubjectRe: Hang in 2.6.23-rc5
On Sun, 2 Sep 2007 22:38:28 +0200
"Alessandro Suardi" <alessandro.suardi@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/2/07, charles gagalac <charles.gagalac@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/2/07, daryll q wrote:
> > > Upgraded my kernel from 2.6.23-rc2 to 2.6.23-rc5.
> > >
> > > System hangs (caps lock and scroll lock leds are both flashing).
> > >
> > > It *randomly* happens but most of the time during after login to
> > > KDE.
> > >
> > > I have not investigated it yet because I have not tried doing
> > > it before.
> > >
> > > Also the system is really not responding so I can't do much..
> > > Just hope it blue screen so I can send the error code easily :)
> >
> > i experienced hangs, with the flashing caps and scroll locks as
> > you've described, in a few of my later pulls prior to rc5. i
> > couldn't reproduce the hangs and my logs didn't show evidence of a
> > problem. my system under rc5, so far, hasn't hung on me.
> >
> > charles
>
> Oh, I thought I was the only one. I also had a single hang+flashing
> Caps & Scroll Lock with -rc5, but haven't had one since.
>
> I had VMWare Player modules loaded at the time though, and I
> recently rebuilt them with the any-any-patch-113 (earlier versions
> would not build with very recent kernels).
>
> -rc4-git2 and -git3 never hung even with VMWare modules loaded.
>
> So I disabled the autoload of VMWare stuff. The problem has not
> reproduced so far. My system is a Dell D610, running updated
> Fedora 7, with Intel 915GM video chipset.

I've just had a kernel panic, running a vanilla 2.6.23-rc5, no
proprietary modules loaded, running X11 under moderate load.
2.6.23-rc[2-4] have been rock solid on the same box. I've reverted
to rc4 for now.

François
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