idle task cannot sleep?

Mark Lehrer (
Mon, 4 May 1998 07:42:29 -0400

Hello. I recently had a wedged system that displayed this message on
the console:

idle task cannot sleep.

What typically causes this? My system is an IDE system with a token
ring adapter, kernel 2.0.32. Samba is the only application running on
it. It had been up for about a month since the last reboot.


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