(d-k folks, please let me know if you're feeling spammed by the cross-posting)

okay, reporting back in on this...

using the 2.6.26.5 kernel from the debian kernel snapshot repo, the system
successfully boots up!

however, there seems to be another, perhaps more subtle problem lurking
in this kernel too. the symptoms are a system which gradually slows
down, to the point of being unresponsive and needing a hard-reboot, and
individual processes hanging in an unkillable state.

typically this takes about an hour or two. the first time it happened i
was in the middle of installing about a gig of packages (apt-get install
gnome...), another time it was while trying to play a video.

occassionally kernel log messages pop up regarding what seems to be the
wireless component of the gelic module (i'm not using it, but maybe n-m
is tickling it), and sometimes specific proccesses (apt-get in the previous
paragraph) will hang; several minutes after a kill -9 the kernel will
issue some kind of message about the task not responding. sorry this
isn't really specific, i didn't have any kind of console logging set up
(i'll get a copy of it hte next time it happens).

i'll also try installing some vanilla upstream kernels to see if they suffer
from the same problems...


sean


On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 03:36:08PM -0400, Norberto Feliberty wrote:
> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:10:44 +0200
> > From: seanius@debian.org
> > To: thegame4121982@msn.com
> > CC: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org; debian-kernel@lists.debian.org
> > Subject: Re: anyone running a PS3
> >
> > (cc'ing debian-kernel now too, for some feedback)
> >
> > d-k folks: the issue is that the ps3 fails to boot with the latest lenny
> > 2.6.26 kernels, due to what appears to be a kernel bug which has been
> > fixed upstream).
> >
> > my original post:
> >
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-power.../msg00029.html
> >
> >
> > so where was i... yes, it seems that it's in fact a kernel bug.
> >
> > i updated to the latest kboot, which also had the same problem booting the
> > kernel. then googling for "ps3 2.6.26" leads to the following:
> >
> > http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewt...st=0&sk=t&sd=a
> >
> > (scroll down a bit searching for 2.6.26)
> >
> > which points to:
> >
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/list.../kernel/972382
> >
> > which mentions an obscure intterupt handling bug causing the problem, and
> > which points to:
> >
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...a49414047c13dc
> >
> > which was accepted into the -stable queue for 2.6, which was then released
> > as part of 2.6.26.6:
> >
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...d3b0ae4c88989d
> >
> > so thanks for the pointer.
> >
> > d-k folks: is there any feasibility for getting this fix into lenny, oram I
> > just SoL?
> >
> >
> > sean
> >

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