Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145661
System freeze with 2.6.10-1.737 and 741 kernels. 727 works fine.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:15:56 EST
Description of problem:
My laptop freezes when I run the 2.6.10-1.737 and 741 kernels, smp or
plain. (HP ZD7280, 3.2 GHz HT processor.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.19-1.737 and 741 freeze. 727 works fine.
Never able to run more than 5 minutes with these kernels before
freezeup. Can't start a new session. Can't do anything except power
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernels via up2date.
2.Reboot. Run NVIDIA installer.
3.Start normal days work, ie open Konqueror and Evolution.
Should be able to work normally.
Running Nvidia drivers and ndiswrapper-0.12
The problem appeared to be the fact that I was running
ndiswrapper-0.12 with a kernel using a 4K stack.
I downloaded and installed kernel 2.6.10-1.753 today and had the very
same problems. When I went to build ndiswrapper for it, I happened
to notice the warning about 4K stacks in the build output.
As the crashes were generally during network access and because I
recently got a VOIP phone that exaggerated the problem even with the
-1.727 kernel, I decided to test a kernel with an 8K stack.
I downloaded the source for 2.6.10-1.753 and changed only the 4K
stack option, turning it off. x.753 doesn't crash anymore.
I'm changing the status to solved for now. If the problem reappears,
I'll change it back.