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Re: Which kernel to use?



Rich Payne wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, John Jasen wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Ken Siersma wrote:
> >
> > > Oct  8 09:38:17 hurricane kernel: X(685): unaligned trap at
> > > 0000000120a173f4: 0000000120b843ea 2c 28
> >
> > That's a programming error. I can't remember the specifics, but I seem to
> > recall that its on one of the alpha linux websites.
>
> http://www.linuxalpha.org/faq/FAQ-1.html#ss1.2

Interesting, so it's XFree86's fault?

>
>
> > > I also had a crash after a multitude of:
> > >
> > >     Oct 12 20:31:28 hurricane kernel: TSUNAMI machine check:
> > > vector=0x630 pc=0x120017f84 code=0x100000086
> > >     Oct 12 20:31:28 hurricane kernel: machine check type: correctable
> > > ECC error (retryable)
> >
> > Ehhh ... I'd doubt this is a kernel problem. I'm thinking either cache or
> > memory.
>
> Indeed, have you tried swapping out the memory? You may also want to try
> re-seating the SlotBs and the Dimms.

I've had the memory in so many different configurations that I've developed
calluses on my fingertips from fiddling with them so much.  Unfortunately,
I couldn't narrow down which module was causing the problem.  The machine
would only boot if all 8 256 MB modules were in there.  This, to say the
least, was very confusing.  I gave up after the manufacturer said it was the
kernel...

>
>
> > As for which 2.4 kernel, I have no idea ...
>
> I've stayed away from it.

Wow.  So, what do you run?  I was very happy to see that RH 7.1 could handle a
stacksize set to unlimited.  RH 6.2 couldn't do that.  Do you know if running
a 2.2.x kernel could affect 7.1's ability to do this?  The ability to handle
unlimited stacksize was the most important reason I upgraded to 7.1.

>
>
> --rdp
>
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