Re: Release Party Time ;-)
On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Michael Tomkins wrote:
> seems pretty stable with occasional 1-5 sec freezes.
I've also seen freezes like you describe when using a mainline kernel
(most probably 2.6.31 but I don't recall exactly). The problem seemed to
go away when I upgraded to a more recent kernel (2.6.36). However, I was
also upgrading gcc at the same time (4.4 plus bug fixes). I never tracked
down the cause. Suspecting drivers, I generated some backtraces using a
NMI when it froze but decided that the scheduler was the most likely
culprit (this is one area of the kernel that gets a lot of churn).
I believe that a newer kernel deb is expected soon. If it would help, I'll
crank up the etch-m68k cross-compiler and build a current mainline kernel