Bug 440101 - kernel crashes often on PowerSpec B610
kernel crashes often on PowerSpec B610
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-01 14:34 EDT by Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:18:22 EST
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dmesg attached from boot with kernel (24.05 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-01 17:57 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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/va/log/messages attached (634.58 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-01 20:19 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
no flags Details
/var/log/Xorg.log attached (40.54 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-01 20:59 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
no flags Details
dmesg from boot with (27.16 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-02 23:21 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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/var/log/messages from boot with (190.37 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-02 23:24 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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Xorg.0.log from boot with (40.67 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-02 23:25 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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output of lspci -vvxxx from boot with (30.07 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-02 23:26 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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output of cat /proc/cpuinfo (1.14 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-03 00:21 EDT, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz
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Description Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-01 14:34:26 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080325 Fedora/ Firefox/

Description of problem:
I updated this morning to kernel- (from kernel- and found that my system became unstable to the point of unusability. The system hangs, mouse and keyboard freezes. There is no fixed action which brings it on. I have several browser windows open (Firefox and several terminal windows. The crash occurs invariably within 5 minutes of boot.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and this continues to recur (5 times in a row).

I do not see anything unusual in /var/log/messages* or dmesg

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above

Actual Results:
The freeze is gradual. The system becomes less and less responsive before it finally completely freezes (takes 5-10 seconds).

Expected Results:

Additional info:
My system profile:
        UUID: 6a94c673-1188-47eb-a27b-988d0aac59f3
        OS: Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)
        Default run level: 5
        Language: en_US.UTF-8
        Platform: i686
        BogoMIPS: 5989.41
        CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
        CPU Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
        Number of CPUs: 2
        CPU Speed: 3000
        System Memory: 2017
        System Swap: 6204
        Vendor: powerspec
        System: psB610 4.5b
        Form factor: unknown
        SELinux Enabled: False
        SELinux Policy: targeted
        SELinux Enforce: Disabled
Comment 1 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-01 17:57:33 EDT
Created attachment 299977 [details]
dmesg attached from boot with kernel
Comment 2 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-01 20:19:54 EDT
Created attachment 299993 [details]
/va/log/messages attached
Comment 3 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-01 20:59:01 EDT
Created attachment 299996 [details]
/var/log/Xorg.log attached
Comment 4 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:19:12 EDT
Comment on attachment 299977 [details]
dmesg attached from boot with kernel

dmesg attached from boot with kernel
Comment 5 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:21:26 EDT
Created attachment 300160 [details]
dmesg from boot with
Comment 6 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:24:03 EDT
Created attachment 300161 [details]
/var/log/messages from boot with

The following line is new with this kernel
Apr  2 22:15:15 localhost kernel: Marking TSC unstable due to:
check_tsc_sync_source failed.
Comment 7 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:25:33 EDT
Created attachment 300162 [details]
Xorg.0.log from boot with
Comment 8 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:26:51 EDT
Created attachment 300163 [details]
output of lspci -vvxxx from boot with
Comment 9 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-02 23:40:22 EDT
Today I updated to kernel This seems to be even more unstable on my

On the first boot it hung while booting after
Starting NTPD [OK]

On the second boot it hung shortly after logging into my account and opening a
terminal window. The terminal acted as if it were attached to a very slow
network connection before hanging.

On the third boot I logged into a virtual console (ctrl-alt-F1) instead of gnome
and collected the various logs I attached here. I then logged into gnome. After
that the system hung immediately after I tried switching back into the virtual

On the fourth boot the system ran normally for a while and I was able to switch
a half a dozen times or so between gnome and a virtual console. I opened several
browser windows and terminal windows, logged in and out of gnome twice. After
about 5 minutes firefox froze and trying to switch back to the virtual console
hung the system.

After system hangs, I have to do a hardware reset.
Comment 10 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz 2008-04-03 00:21:12 EDT
Created attachment 300173 [details]
output of cat /proc/cpuinfo
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:21:14 EST
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:18:22 EST
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