Re: how to debug a random freezing problem?
--- Adam Butler <email@example.com> wrote:
> I installed Ubuntu (Debian w/ 2.6.8 kernel) on my Toshiba Satellite
They have their own mailing-list.
> find out the temperature in /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature
> when it freezes, and it's usually around 66C, which is actually OK,
> isn't it?
Maybe. I had this once, and it turned out that the CPU generated so much
heat that the memory modules didn't like it, and so everything either
segfaulted, or a total lockup like the one you describe, occured.
66C is a little warm. I would have a look at your memory chips, identify
them, google for the specs, and compare their heat tolerant levels against
the temperature the CPU is at.
-- Thomas Adam
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