kernel 2.6.17-13mdv a clunker??? - Mandriva

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  1. kernel 2.6.17-13mdv a clunker???

    Has anyone else noticed evidence that kernel 2.6.17-13mdv,
    released around April 7, is considerably less stable than
    the previous update kernel? I had 41 days of uptime on my
    main system with 2.6.17-11mdv before updating to
    2.6.17-13mdv, but I have had two cases when the kernel
    locked up so hard it woudn't answer pings or any other
    stimuli. In one case, it reported a dma timer expiry, and
    in the other it reported an oops into /var/log/messages.
    Both cases appeared to be associated with USB replugging to
    awaken the USB device or system.

    Coincidentally, my rate of Firefox crashing has been much
    higher since the X update at about the same time. (This is
    the X update that caused a different browser to segment
    fault.)

    I reported the kernel oops as
    http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=30375 in case anyone
    else wants to chime in on it.

    Thanks.

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  2. Re: kernel 2.6.17-13mdv a clunker???

    On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 04:01:35 GMT, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:
    > Has anyone else noticed evidence that kernel 2.6.17-13mdv,
    > released around April 7, is considerably less stable than
    > the previous update kernel?


    Not me. Using Spring RC3 with updates to Official 2007.1 32 bit/i586 install
    $ uname -a
    Linux wb.home.invalid 2.6.17-13mdv #1 SMP Fri Mar 23 19:03:31 UTC 2007
    i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ GNU/Linux

    > Coincidentally, my rate of Firefox crashing has been much
    > higher since the X update at about the same time.


    Well, firefox has yet to crash for me. But then again, I download the
    tar file from Mozilla.com and run that one.
    I also set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH to fetch plugins
    from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and have no plugins in my directory.

    System wide login does a
    export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins:$HOME/.mozilla/plugins
    and ~/.bash_logout deletes the ~/.mozilla, !/.fullcircle directories and tars
    in a pristine copy.

    > This is the X update that caused a different browser to segment fault.


    Well, the X ATI driver sucks. Tried to install the non-free and X server
    will not start. Did wonders for the 2007.0 install.

    FlightGear will not run after init subsystem.
    /usr/games/fgfs: undefined symbol: alutLoadWAVFile

    Just downloaded/burnt Official free dvd and getting ready to install
    and try again.

  3. Re: kernel 2.6.17-13mdv a clunker???

    On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 04:01:35 +0000, Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:

    > Has anyone else noticed evidence that kernel 2.6.17-13mdv, released around
    > April 7, is considerably less stable than the previous update kernel? I


    Yes. Also support for more I2C devices in later kernels. I'm not using
    anything older than 2.6.19.1

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