Bug 183427 - crashes with cx8800 driver / pchdtv card
crashes with cx8800 driver / pchdtv card
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-02-28 18:40 EST by Ask Bjørn Hansen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 21:50:35 EST
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Description Ask Bjørn Hansen 2006-02-28 18:40:34 EST
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Description of problem:

With all the Fedora Core 5 test kernels my system crashes when I capture video from my pchdtv-3000 
card for a couple of hours.

Some kernel versions back it'd show some out of memory messages on the screen, but be mostly 
unresponsive.  I tried having the system email me a top output every minute to see if I could catch what 
was eating the memory, but it always showed plenty memory free for cache and buffers.   

The system has 4GB ram.  I tried specifying mem=2048M when booting to see if it would make a 
difference, but it didn't.

The last few kernels just had the system hang (keyboard input didn't work).

I wasn't going to report it with this little information except I tried upgrading the kernel to 2.6.16-rc4 
and haven't had any problems since.  I copied the .config from the latest fc5 test kernel.

The cx2388x DVB driver is the same in the two kernels, so it's not something that simple.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1) start a capture from the pchdtv card
2) wait for the system to hang. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ask Bjørn Hansen 2006-03-07 19:46:57 EST
I think this was fixed in 2.6.15-1.2009.4.2_FC5smp (the "raid1 leak" fix in 2008)
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2006-03-07 21:50:35 EST
cool, thanks for the update.

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