Re: Kernel lockups with 2.0.3x

Roman Drahtmueller (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 04:30:31 +0200 (MEST)

Hmmm. Now go ahead and run the kernel with the "no-hlt" option,
according to what Alan wrote about "keeping the CPU warm". Some older
486DX-100 (and for sure others, too) don't wake up properly any more.
This could explain why MS-OSs don't produce this behaviour - the cpu
usually loops when the box is idle.

I'm having the same trouble here, but only on the 486 machine. It
looks as if it's cured for now, but not sure yet. I was wondering if
it has to do with X, too. Its server runs extremely stable (2.0.35),
even though it is optimized as can be (870kB/s via NFS over 10BaseT,

Check Frank Gockel's memory-testing patch that passed by around 10
days ago. It's a nice one.

Computer Center University of Freiburg, Germany.
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