Bug 485625 - Random crashes or possibly just X lockups
Random crashes or possibly just X lockups
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2009-02-15 09:10 EST by Will Kemp
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:55:23 EST
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screenshot of crash (142.62 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-02-15 09:10 EST, Will Kemp
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screenshot of crash - 2nd stage (169.13 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-02-15 09:11 EST, Will Kemp
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Description Will Kemp 2009-02-15 09:10:43 EST
Created attachment 331968 [details]
screenshot of crash

Description of problem:

Lenovo Thinkpad R61 8932-A13. Intel Core 2 duo processor, 4GB RAM. ICH8 / GM965.

An apparently random amount of time (but usually quite long, maybe days) after startup, mouse movements become jerky and delayed. This is slight at first but gets worse, to the point where the whole sytem locks up. 'top' shows nothing untoward - no resource hogging happening, plenty of RAM free, normal number of processes. If i do a shutdown at that point, the system will appear to hang during shutdown, with some error messages that mean nothing to me (i've got screen shots - taken with a camera, as the system's unusable by this stage. If i leave it long enough after this point, it will continue to try and shutdown. Among other messages i see repeat disk error messages. I inevitably have to power it off.

How reproducible:
Apparently random

Additional info:

I suspected some connection with VirtualBox as this seems to happen fairly consistently after running that - and i've posted a bug on their bug tracker. However, the last couple of times it's happened i hadn't been running VirtualBox, and it's happened once very soon after bootup, so i don't think there's a connection any more.

This problem started relatively recently, but i'm afraid i can't pinpoint exactly when - but i'm quite sure it started quite some time after i upgraded from F9 to F10.

I'm wondering if this is related to bug 472935, but the descriptions of that bug don't really match. I've got no means of ssh'ing into this machine to find out if it's just X or if the whole system's crashed.

I'm attaching photographic screenshots, rather than transcribing the error messages and risking making a mistake.
Comment 1 Will Kemp 2009-02-15 09:11:31 EST
Created attachment 331969 [details]
screenshot of crash - 2nd stage
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