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Bug#626427: linux-image-2.6.38-2-686: Horrible Time Skew, Eventual Near-zero Responsiveness

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:55:13PM +0100, Sabahattin Gucukoglu wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.38-5
> Severity: important
> (reportbug script died, hope you've got everything.)
> The machine runs with *HORRIBLE* clock drift (see text).  Eventually, the 
> system will slow right down, so that new processes or threads will not 
> start.  It *seems* to be related to the use of BRLTTY.  See this thread: 
> http://www.mail-archive.com/brltty@mielke.cc/msg05352.html
> And, yes, it's annoying having to hard-reboot the box every so often.  It 
> would seem that after some period of time, touching my display or the 
> physical console triggers the lockup.  I don't think this is a coincidence, 
> even though on the surface there are two different problems.  The kernel 
> upgrade was sufficient to begin these issues.
> Cheers,
> Sabahattin

can you try newer 2.6.39-rcX from experimental, is it fixed there?

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