Re: debian sarge freeze computer
On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 11:11:41AM +0100, Alexander Fisher wrote:
> 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.
> > Regards,
> > Paulo
> > 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 22.214.171.124 kernel a go.
> > >
> > > Kind Regards,
> > > Alex
> > >
> Hi All.
> 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"
> real 0m0.000s
> user 0m0.000s
> sys 0m0.000s
> The operation actually took around 17 seconds. Any suggestions on
> what I should try next?
try with the 2.6.12 image acpi=off pci=routeirq lapic=off
you may need one of those or all.
if that doesn't work please report bug on bugzilla.kernel.org
on wednesday i'm back and i could supply you with an 2.6.13-rc6 image.