Kernel hangs approximitly every 3 days, some times during boot on version 2.4 and 2.6

From: Tyler Riddle
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 22:52:37 EST


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In short, the kernel will hard lock on my machine
about every 3 days. I have tried several of the latest
versions of the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels, 2.2 has
not shown this problem. I have tried to remedy this
problem by removing APIC support, IDE DMA and explicit
support for my IDE chipset
(VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235), none of
which has helped any. On every lockup the IDE disk
access light has been steady and usualy a steady tone
is left playing out of my sound card.

I'm hoping someone here can help me figure out what is
going on. This exact same hardware in the exact same
configuration ran Windows 2000 for over a year with
out issue. To verify the problem was localized to the
linux kernel I also ran FreeBSD 5.2.1 for 3 weeks
after the lockup problem existed under linux.

Thanks for your help,

Tyler Riddle

"There are only 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand binary and those who don't."

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