Re: System Freeze (update)
I recently posted a similar freeze issue. In my case I had made many changes
in a short space of time (xorg 7.1, kernel 2.6.18.x, from linuxant's
driverloader to ndiswrapper).
After weeks of testing I have confirmed that, for me, the source of my freezes
is also wireless related. It is ndiswrapper 1.28 (with a Broadcom BCM4318 and
64 bit windows NDIS drivers). So, sadly, I'm back to using Linuxant's
driverloader (which is rock-solid stable) and my freezes are gone.
BTW I had at least one response to my previous post where the poster confirmed
the source of his freezes was the bcm43xx kernel module. This seems to agree
with your findings. Hope this helps.
On Wednesday 22 November 2006 23:48, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Hi all,
> as my computer suddenly freezes (this problem was alsready often
> discussed), here are my newest watchings:
> 1. Xorg (and X) and the closed source drivers for X by nvidia or ATI can be
> wiped out, as it freezes also, when they are NOT loaded !
> 2. The kernel can also be wiped out, as it freezes also at older kernel
> (2.6.17) like other people reported
> 3. The broadcom-module (wireless) in the kernel is still in responsible in
> my mind, as it makes the last kernel-message before crash. (network dies,
> the module loads automatically new)
> 4. When I was listening to sound during a crash (i.e. to a mp3-file), the
> file goes into a loop. This means, the last 2-3 seconds are played again
> and again. (race condition with atiixp and atiixp-modem ???)
> 5. There are some errors with APIC in dmesg before crash. Please take a
> look: Nov 22 20:12:11 protheus2 kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer
> initialized Nov 22 20:12:11 protheus2 kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer
> initialized Nov 22 20:12:11 protheus2 kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
> Nov 22 20:40:13 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 00(40)
> Nov 22 20:45:37 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
> Nov 22 21:11:53 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
> Nov 22 21:32:44 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
> Nov 22 21:33:37 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
> Nov 22 22:12:34 protheus2 kernel: APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
> Do you see, what I mean ? This was just a few seconds before the crash !
> Maybe someone can confirm this ! I remember something about starting the
> kernel with "noapic" function, dunno if that is correct. Did someone test
> this ?
> Is the reason for the freeze found by now ???
> Best regards