Re: apt-get locks machine.
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 01:13, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:06:02AM +1100, Richard Heycock wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 00:56, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> > >
> > > You're sure living dangerously. Anyway, have you tried running apt at
> > > the console, so you can see if the kernel spits out anything there
> > > before it dies? I suppose nothing is logged in /var/log/kern.log?
> > :-) I've had absolutlely no problems at all with XFS, though I have to
> > say this isn't a heavily loaded machine.
> Well, I was more referring to the 2.4.0 kernel than XFS - I have no
> experience at all with the latter.
Fair enough. XFS v1.1 is a patch against 2.4.18 so I'll see how I go
with that. Does anybody know if there are any problems with this on
I tried the 2.5.4* kernels and they seem to work quite well but
evolution doesn't work with it and my girlfriend rather likes it :-(
Also as I have not used the 2.5.* kernels much I do not know if they fix
> > I've tried running apt on the console and there was no output to the
> > console. There is also nothing in kern.log.
> Then the only clue I can offer is this link:
> It's not alpha-specific and basically the only solution it offers is to
> wait until the VM brokenness of the early 2.4 kernels is cured a little.
> It does have the same (hard lockup) symptoms though, although that
> doesn't say too much of course.
> Have you tried a full fsck, like the other poster suggested? What about
> memory conditions just before the system freezes?
XFS is a journaled file system so xfs.fsck simply returns true. The
machine is swapping quite a lot so it could be related to the above URL.
I'll give 2.4.18 a bash and see how I go.
Thanks for you help.
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