Matthew Dillon dillon at
Fri Oct 5 17:14:02 PDT 2007

:I'm getting deadlocks on a kernel from Sep. 24th's sources.  I can't seem
:to pinpoint what's causing it (it happens randomly and without notice).
:The machine appears just just freeze with no panic message, no network,
:and I can't even drop to debugger from a serial console.  I just wanted
:to share, and was wondering if others were seeing this.

    I haven't seen anything similar.

    You may have to back-down to older kernels (see if you can reproduce
    it with the kernel daily snapshot binaries... kernel only, not a
    whole build) and maybe be able to focus in on when the problem started

    That might be hard if the deadlock is completely random.

    Another possibility is that a hardware issue has developed in your box,
    such as a fan failing.  My bet is always on software first, though :-)


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