2.0.32 kernel hangs - isolated an apparent cause

Jason Venner (jason@idiom.com)
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 09:18:07 -0800

I have been experiencing these for the last week. THe machine in
question syslog's to another machine, so I was able to get some info
from the kernel related to the crashes.

The unable to handle kernel paging requests always happened in a
packet decompression.

I turned of compression on the link in question and the machine has
been up solidly since then.

The link in question is over an ET5025 card and uses their binary
module, but I think it uses the compression in PPP for it's

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