"My Debian Etch router freezes under moderate load. The kernel panics. It
freezes when I am just casually surfing the web. Usually, it goes hours
without freezing, but sometimes only minutes. I have actually ran bit
torrent for several days at a time, but the router usually freezes within
minutes, or sometimes seconds, when I load up a bit torrent client."

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