|Summary:||Session crashing after 10-15 mins of usage.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||prasingh|
|Component:||basesystem||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||dkl, fade, getnito, kskontor, marco|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-06-02 09:48:38 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description prasingh 1999-05-14 09:43:59 UTC
After Logging in to the workstation Sparc-20, my session crashes after about 10-15 minutes of usage and it brings me back to the console login prompt. Also, I see that after the session crash, if I try to relogin, it just sits there doing some processing and doesn't let me in. I then have to telnet into the machine from another host and shutdown the machine. I also get a core dump with the crash and twice, I have tried to debug the file and it seems to be associated with the 'ed' process. However, I have not been using 'ed' ever. I guess its some system process trying to use 'ed' to write a certain log and it causes a crash. Let me know if you want me to send you the core file for debugging. Thanks Pradeep Singh
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-14 19:46:59 UTC
This is a known problem. There will be errata items for sparc in the next week or so. The problem is in EGCS that mis-compiles the kernel that causes X to crash. I don't have any further info at this time.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-17 00:22:59 UTC
*** Bug 2315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** navigator crashes on sparc (axil 311 running 2.2.5-smp) two processor system, with X exported to a DEC UDB via ethernet. The most common lockup shows just the outline of the navigator screen with no buttons and the display area all white. Generally have to kill netscape, as the corner buttons don't work. When accessing the NY Times site, or yahoo or altavista, it would die with a bus error.*** Bug 2399 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Sparc locks up during period of inactivity. The box responds to ping, but one cannot telnet/rlogin. X is exported to a companion UDB, which has a nmessage that XDM is not receiving from the sparc. The most recent lock up had the following messages in the log: Apr 28 03:02:19 fritz pumpd: renewed lease for interface eth0 Apr 28 05:59:45 fritz kernel: Kernel panic: skput:over: f00b1fbc:1448 put:1448 dev:eth0 Apr 28 08:50:10 fritz syslogd 1.3-3: restart. The first lockup showed nothing in the log. The only way out of this is to power cycle the machine.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-17 00:23:59 UTC
*** Bug 2294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Apr 19 14:11:49 cinder kernel: ARCH: SUN4M Apr 19 14:11:49 cinder kernel: TYPE: Sun4m SparcStation10/20 Apr 19 14:11:49 cinder kernel: fb0: cgsix at e.00000000 TEC Rev 4 CPU sparc Rev b I just installed rawhide, and it works fine for a while, but sometimes X and gdm crash for no apparent reason. Haven't been able to collect any error messages so far.
Comment 4 Eugenio Diaz 1999-05-19 13:45:59 UTC
I have been able to reproduce the crash consistently by going into the Gnome Control Center -> Screen Saver and previewing all savers. After a while of playing there it consistently crashes the session leaving the dreaded 'ed' core in the home dir.
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 1999-05-27 21:32:59 UTC
*** Bug 2985 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** The X server crashes quite often: it seems crashes are much more frequent where the server is asked to render some fonts (killer apps are: Netscape, The Gimp, even xfontsel). The bug shows up also letting the Xserver access the fonts directly (disabling xfs). I was NOT able to reproduce the bug 100% of the times, but just a few minutes of "random" web browsing or rendering some text in some Type1 fonts with the gimp or xfontsel should be enough to trigger it. An X session with just xterms runs for hours without crashes. I've tried the enlightenment WM, icewm, even a plain-old tvtwm (no panel, no backgrounds, ...) with same results. I've tried opening Netscape from other hosts (4.51 for Linux/i386, 4.51 for Solaris) with same results. ------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 05/24/99 14:45 ------- We are aware of this problem and are working on a fix for it. Thanks for the information.
Comment 6 David Miller 1999-06-02 09:48:59 UTC
Fixed with egcs/sparc kernel errata, so this can be closed.