Re: 2.4.x SMP blamed for Xfree 4.0 crashes

From: Tony Gale (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 09:11:10 EST

On 13-Feb-2001 Alan Cox wrote:
>> Having experienced a number of crashes with Xfree 4.0 with 2.4
>> kernels, that I wasn't getting with 2.2 kernels, a quick search on
>> the xfree Xpert mailing list reveals this:
> Yeah I've seen this claim repeatedly. XFree 4.0.2 crashes for me in
> similar
> ways on 3dfx and matrox cards and it happens with 2.2 kernels as
> well.

Mine's rock solid with 2.2 though. I have two Matrox Millennium IIs
multi-headed, on SMP - asking for trouble :-)

> I believe it to be Xfree or glibc problems. So I'm not. Since I
> can't get
> XFree 4 stable on 2.2 I dont have a useful setup to study this.

I've had a report that 2.4.2pre3 has sorted out the problem, so am
trying that. Grabs straw: maybe the VM accounting changes have helped?


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