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SubjectRe: xterms freezing on 2.6.31-rc2 (was Re: [regression] Re: 2.6.31-rc2: X stop accepting keystrokes?)
On Fri, 17 Jul 2009, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > > ...and they seem to be slightly different crashes. Once keyboard was
> > > dead but mouse worked, second time keyboard still worked but xterms
> > > kept locking up. I managed to type dmesg into one of them, but that
> > > xterm hung in middle of dump :-(.
> >
> > I guess that both keyboard and mouse are PS/2 connected, right?
>
> Thinkpad internal keyboard/mouse, yes.
>
> > Any possibility to capture serial console output?
>
> I managed to get dmesg via magic sysrq at some point. I got some
> softlockup messages and processes seemed to hang.

Softlockup in which area?

Are you able to ssh into the machine? Where do the xterms hang?
(/proc/<pid>/stack)

> I'm no longer sure how much keyboard related it is. It seems to
> happen while typing, but ... the system still reacts to keyboard but
> xterms hang.

Could this be related to

http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/16/268

?

--
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs


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