Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97733
random hangs after upgrade to kernel 2.4.20-18.8
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
I upgraded to the new kernel-2.4.20-18.8 10 days ago. Since then, I've
experienced 3 random system lockups. It is difficult to say if it is related,
but each time the system had been resumed from suspend at least once (but the
hangs occured several hours afterwards).
The machine is a toshiba 4090 laptop, Celeron 400MHz, I use apmd.
The lockups are extremely brutal, screen freezes and the system does not respond
to anything (no SysReq, no ping, not even BIOS functions like switching
internel<->external screen). Never happened before.
I downgraded to kernel-2.4.20-13.8 to see if that helps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Seems random
No more problems since downgrading to kernel-2.4.20-13.8
I too have been having random hangs since upgrading to 2.4.20-18.8 (and 2.4.20-
19.8) on my Athlon box (RHN system details here:
meanwhile, I've had no problems on my dual-PIII. I've also reverted to the
last stable version (2.4.20-13.8).
I see the same problem: several dual athlon machines freeze with kernels newer
than 2.4.20-18. Freezes usually happen overnight. memtest86 finds no memory errors.
No freezes seen with 2.4.20-18.
No freezes on dual P-III machines.
No freezes on rackmounted dual athlon machines (no desktop users, no X11, very
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