Re: Instability in kernel version

From: Nathan Lynch
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 16:38:30 EST

Justin R. Smith wrote:
> funky=
> 1. the clock is frozen at about 2331 the previous night. Setting it is
> possible, but it remains frozen at whatever time one set it to.
> 2. Any X app one starts hangs.
> 3. Many operations take an extraordinarily long time. Rebooting the
> system too > 30 minutes (all spent shutting down. The restart was at the
> normal speed).

I saw behavior quite similar to this on a P4 workstation a few months
ago -- after about 24 hours the system would get all "funky" and
/proc/interrupts showed that timer interrupts had slowed to a trickle.
Updating the BIOS fixed it.

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