Bug 217280 - system lockup
system lockup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-11-26 07:49 EST by Richard Kennedy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.6.18-1.2869
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Last Closed: 2007-01-22 06:02:17 EST
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Description Richard Kennedy 2006-11-26 07:49:06 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) 


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1. use machine as normal
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Actual Results:
system hangs

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Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Richard Kennedy 2006-11-28 17:18:30 EST
I've been running with no problems since sunday evening. so this does
look like an issue with 2.6.18.
Comment 2 Richard Kennedy 2007-01-22 05:56:28 EST
this problem no longer occurs with the latest kernel builds 2.6.18-1.2869 &
this bug can be closed - thanks

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