Huw Lynes wrote:
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 12:05:18 -0400
Martin Stone <martin.stone(a)db.com> wrote:
>The reason I'm trying to do this is that with FC1 stock kernels I am getting
>random kernel *freezes* - not panics or even oopses - on multiple machines
>even when trying the usual frequently recommended "apm=off acpi=off nohlt"
>recommended incantations. It's my hope that some kind of bugfix has been
>applied somewhere along the line that would address this problem, as I can't
>seem to debug it.
Oh good it's not just us then. What sort of boxes are they? We've begun to see
this mostly on dual-xeon machines.
Oooooo, mine are all dual-xeons too... how frequently do you freeze? Mine seems
to average about 0.5 machines per day over a pool of about 5 machines... but
it's pretty random and nothing I do in terms of stressing the box seems to make
In terms of debugging I'd be tempted to be brutal and just
2.4.26 onto the machines to see if the freezes go away. Then try to rebuild
the kernel RPM later. Working out what patches you don't need any more on
2.4.26 will be painful. Amending the patches you do need will be more painful.
Then you will have to go through and fix all the stuff in *.config that has
changed between versions. That's just annoying. It's possible but don't
the process until you are convinced that 2.4.26 fixes your problems.
True that. I may just do a vanilla kernel but I *really really* want NPTL.
Comforted to know that someone shares my pain...