Subject: Re: 20061029 freezes
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Nicolas Joly <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2006 11:54:48
On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 10:50:51PM -0800, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Jukka Marin wrote:
> >I built a new kernel from 20061029 sources (yesterday) and now I can't
> >build the userland without the system freezing at a random point of
> >build.  During the freeze, the system does not respond to serial console
> >or remote connections, but it still pings.  I waited for an hour, but
> >nothing happened.  I can break into kernel debugger (by sending a break),
> >but I'm not sure what to do there.  Trying to sync the disks freezes the
> >machine completely and I have to hit the reset button.
> >
> >My previous kernel (built 20061020) was rock solid.
> Me too. However, it seems to be fixed later on the that same day.


 I rebuilded tools and kernel from updated sources (which required
half a dozen reboots, to recover from low memory conditions), and the
problem is gone.


Nicolas Joly

Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.