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Description of problem:
I'm running RedHat 8.0 with kernel 2.4.18-14 on Dell Precision 450 workstation.
Hardware installed: 2xPentium 4 Xeon 2.8 GHz proccessors, 2.0G SDRAM, 2x 100G
HDD (Western Digital WD1200JB-75CRA0) and 82545EM Gigabit Network controller.
I've recompiled the kernel with only the following changes from standart SMP
configuration: added NTFS support, removed PCMCIA stuff. The system keeps
freezing, at least once a day with no pattern visible - sometimes as I type,
sometimes when running heavy calculations, sometimes even when only activity is
screensaver. After reading the forums I've found that driver for Gigabit nic may
be responsible for freeze. I obtained latest (4.4-12) driver from Intel and
compiled it, with no change to the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system, wait for couple of hours
Actual Results: System freezes -- no response to mouse, keyboard, network, etc.
Expected Results: Working system
can you paste the output of lsmod ?
also can you try adding "nmi_watchdog=1" to the vmlinuz line in the
/boot/grub/grub.conf file, this will enable a kernel deadlock detector.
note: you kernel is quite a few security and bugfix errata behind
Issue resolved by upgrading to kernel-2.14.18-27smp