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Re: debian sarge freeze computer

Paulo Neves wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a problem that  occurs on 2  IBM PIV 2.4Ghz, 1 Gb RAM and 40Gb
> IDE HDD with debian sarge 3.1 (kernel 2.6).
> On other computer, the same debian don't give-me any problem.

I suspect dodgy hardware - memory etc.

> After some hours execution (with or without activities ), the computer
> seems to freeze, they work very slow with high load average but cpu %
> usage  very low or zero.
> I disable APM, but problem continue.
> I don't know what occurs, and I haven't any direction how to see whar occurs.
> I see on google that could be UDMA, but I don't know. I will try to disable dma.

You shouldn't want or have to do this.  It will slow your disks down.

> Could anyone help-me, give-me some directions to solve problem ?
> I don't know if it will help, but same machines with redhat 9 (kernel
> 2.4) don't have this problem.

Do you still have RH on the machines or did you _previously_ have RH?
If the latter, perhaps it is a recent hardware fault.


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