Dan Thurman wrote: > > I have just gotten ahold of my daughter's system and now > and looking at why is it, that her system hangs after a long > period of inactive use (ie when she goes to bed, goes to work, > then comes home to find a hung system). I tried this myself > now and find it to be 100% consistent. > > This problem never occurred before, with the oldest kernel > (kernel-184.108.40.206-108.f9.i686) and before the massive updates > that included new kernels+xorg/ltsp and it only happens > with the Intel DQ35J0 but not with the ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 > which is my own system? > > When it hangs, there is no possible way to enter into the system > so a forced reset was required. In doing this, it also "corrupts" > the fs, and I am forced to issue a fsck -y to recover the fs which > would restore the fs and I would then be able to boot and log > into the F9 system, only to find that after a long inactivity, > the system would hang again. > Do you run into the same problem if you suspend to RAM rather then hibernate? > > So, I booted wih F9-Live, and checked out the sda6 filesystem > and noted that I was able to review the contents of this filesystem > and it appears that the filesystem is all there but there are files > saved in the lost+found directory and it was confirmed that the > fs is of ext2. > > Is it possible to use QParted to reconvert the ext2 filesystem back > into ext3 without losing the data? If not, then my plan is to use > CloneZilla to save the data to an image stored elsewhere and to > restore this image into a new ext3 filesystem partition, and hope > to recover the data this way or am I wasting my time in doing so? > No need - an ext3 file system is an ext2 file system with journaling added. You may be able to use the -j option of tune2fs to add it back in. > I also checked the BIOs, and noted that 'Wake up on Lan' is enabled > and as far as I can tell, there is no possible way for me to disable it. > > I noticed that someone had reported this same problem, and disabling > WOL, would prevent the system from shutting down and hang with > the PS still running - so perhaps I am experiencing this same/similar > problem previously reported here in this forum. > > So, why is it, so it seems, that this WOL is now a problem with the > newer kernel/updates when it wasn't before - is there something new > in the kernel that now recognizes the WOL and does things with it > when it wasn't a problem before - or is it something else? > Just a WAG, but it sounds like WOL is not being enabled for the NIC on shutdown, and is hanging the system. But I have not looked into the settings that control this, so I leave this to someone that has played with it... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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