Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62063
kernel hangs during heavy disk traffic
Last modified: 2016-10-05 06:41:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
The 2.4.3-12 kernel hangs during SCSI disk activity. The system locks up so
that only the reset button can restart the computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1./sbin/dump a large file system
Actual Results: System locks up. No response to keyboard, mouse or network.
There is no output, the system simply hangs. The 2.4.9 kernel is even worse, as
it does not even boot.
The system is a PC164 with the latest (for PC164) srm console. I have an
intraserver SCSI card. When I use a 2.4.18 kernel compiled from the pristine
sources, the system is stable, the hanging does not occur.
Alpha is no longer a supported platform