Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217280
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:50 EST
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Description of problem:
after some time the system locks up, sometimes this occurs in a little over 1 hour but at others it's several hours.
the mouse becomes jerky, the gnome menu bar crashes, then X stops responding, and I'm unable to swap to a console.
This is happening almost every day, and I think it is related to anacron running the outstanding cron jobs, but I've not been able to reproduce it on demand.
After reboot there are no useful messages in the log.
Once during this I had a root terminal open, but I was unable to run any useful commands as they all failed with IO errors. It seemed like I was unable to access the hard drive - /dev/sda -- sata hd (sata_via)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use machine as normal
processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
The same machine ran FC5 with no problems
This machine is my main desktop with the developer packages installed, and normally shutdown overnight.
I've been running 126.96.36.199 with no problems since sunday evening. so this does
look like an issue with 2.6.18.
this problem no longer occurs with the latest kernel builds 2.6.18-1.2869 &
this bug can be closed - thanks