Re: debian sarge freeze computer
On 8/2/05, Paulo Neves <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Alexander,
> Hummm, I think this IBM computers don't like kernel 2.6 :).
> I install kernel 2.4.27 and until now works fine too.
> On 8/2/05, Alexander Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> > Hi
> > I've exactly the same problem with similar symtoms. Its also on IBM
> > 2.4Ghz P4s (Netvistas - I've tried two identical machines). Its not
> > like its a complete freeze, but the system becomes *so* slow it may as
> > well be. For example, the 'beep' you get when bash autocomplete fails
> > lasts for several seconds. A shutdown takes tens of minutes. I've no
> > graphical environment installed and am pretty sure that its a kernel
> > issue.
> > I've witnessed this problem on both 2.6.8-2 and 2.6.11-1 (from
> > unstable). So far, 2.4.27-2 seems to be unaffected. I'm not sure
> > about load average, but my cpu average was also around 0%. If it
> > helps, I'm using XFS on top of LVM on top of RAID 1.
> > Any suggestions? I might give a vanilla 18.104.22.168 kernel a go.
> > Kind Regards,
> > Alex
I'm still trying to get this fixed. I've cc-ed the debian kernel list
to see if anybody there has any thoughts.
In my opinion using a 2.4 kernel is at best a workaround and not a solution.
I've given 2.6.12-1-686 a go. It also slows right down after a while.
I just ran "time sleep 1"
The operation actually took around 17 seconds. Any suggestions on
what I should try next?