Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183427
crashes with cx8800 driver / pchdtv card
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:25:41 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1) start a capture from the pchdtv card
2) wait for the system to hang.
I think this was fixed in 2.6.15-1.2009.4.2_FC5smp (the "raid1 leak" fix in 2008)
cool, thanks for the update.