Sudden, dramatic death with 2.0.17

Sjoerd (
Mon, 2 Sep 96 12:59:18 CDT

I can barely call myself hacker, but I try to run latest kernel revisions
on a variety of machines as an exercise in masochism.

I just patched up to 2.0.17 on a GW2K, 16MB Pentium, ELF, etc. etc.

I have had essentially rock-stable performance with previous kernel versions.
B/c I had read about problems with 15 & 16, I went 14->17.

When I use PPP, the instant that the ppp daemon sends

"Connect ppp0 <--> /dev/cua0"

I am dead in the water. Nothing in the log files, but the system crashes
totally and has to be reset-ed.

It's been months since I've had a ppp problem, way back into the 1.3.xx source
tree. I run ppp out of X, and probably ain't astute enough to rework it to
be done from a console.

If there's some obvious dumb thing I'm doing, I'd be glad to hear about it.


Brian Capouch
Saint Joseph's College