Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: Re: Lockups on 2.4.1

From: Michael Madore <>
Date: 2001-02-22 06:32:47
I have seen this on a 4P Lion with BIOS 71, as well as with a 2P Big Sur. 
This is  with 2.4.1 kernel and the IA64 patch.  I was not running X on
either machine.

The machines are completely dead when this happens.  No response on the
console or the network.

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 10:51:46AM -0800, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 21 Feb 2001 13:12:41 -0500, Bill Nottingham <> said:
>   Bill> David Mosberger ( said:
>   >> Please be more specific when reporting bugs.  At the least,
>   >> include (a) what type of machine and (b) what kernel patch you
>   >> were running at the time.  Ideally, also describe what you where
>   >> doing at the time and try to get a backtrace with kdb, if
>   >> possible.
>   Bill> 2P BigSur, using UP 010131 kernel, on top of 2.4.1-ac16
>   Bill> (certainly, this could cause problems).
> Thanks for the info.  I haven't looked at or tried the ac patches, so
> I don't know whether they are safe for IA-64.
>   Bill> As to what I was doing, in one case, nothing at all, in
>   Bill> another, untarring a tarball. The video shuts off and the
>   Bill> machine is completely dead, which makes diagnosing what
>   Bill> happened difficult (hm, need to find serial cable.)
> By completely dead you mean that it responded neither on the console
> nor to network pings?
>   Bill> Since it has happened when I wasn't watching the machine
>   Bill> intently, it's entirely possible it's related to when it turns
>   Bill> off the monitor via DPMS, but that would just be weird.
> Don't know if that has been tested.  Any of the X experts know?
> I have my Big Sur configured to run OpenGL screen savers as i figured
> that would be a good way to test long term stability even when I'm not
> actively using it.  No problems so far.
> 	--david
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Mike Madore
Software Engineer
TurboLinux, Inc.
Received on Wed Feb 21 11:34:11 2001

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