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Re: System freeze when copying files

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 09:18:05AM +0100, Dan H. wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > are you sure its not a hardware issue? anything in the logs that
> > points to the problem? Does it come out of the freeze or do you have
> > to kill the whole box?
> Nothing in syslog, and no message if the copying is done from the root
> console in single-user mode. This is a cold, hard freeze. No sshing into
> the box, no response to pings. Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work. So all I can
> do is hit that button on the box.

ouch. that sucks.

> BTW, this happens only with the -k7 kernel, not with the -486 one. See
> my other message on this list from a few minutes ago for details.

I agree with Roberto, check on debian-kernel and maybe file a bug
report against k7

good luck


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