2.1.30 dies

Jochen Buehler (jochen@amiga.chemie.uni-konstanz.de)
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:33:09 +0200


after an upgrade from 2.1.29 (uptime ~20 days) to 2.1.30
I noticed a slight overall slowdown of my system.
After reading here that the SMP changes might affect
performance of UP machines, I recompiled the 2.1.30
kernel without SMP=1 defined in the toplevel
Unfortunately the resulting kernel does not seem to
be very stable. My machine crashed twice after 5 minutes
uptime (no load). It's just sitting there, not responding
to pings or keyboard, screen frozen (X11). Only a hard reset
can bring it back to life again. No messages logged anywhere.
Needless to say, the kernel with SMP=1 runs fine...

Anything I can do to see whats going on here ?



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