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Bug 86214 - System frezees at least once a day regardless of work it performs
Summary: System frezees at least once a day regardless of work it performs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-17 10:53 UTC by AMur
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-26 12:13:52 UTC

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Description AMur 2003-03-17 10:53:35 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-17 10:55:44 UTC
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 

Comment 2 AMur 2003-03-26 12:13:52 UTC
Issue resolved by upgrading to kernel-2.14.18-27smp 

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