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Re: Has anybody else been experiencing problems with F10 hanging?

On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 19:24 -0600, Kevin Martin wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 17:29 -0600, Kevin Martin wrote:
> >   
> >> I'm getting some strange things happening on F10 lately.  In a terminal
> >> session if I "ps -ef" or "w" or "ls" or anything of that nature the
> >> command runs (sometimes) but never returns the prompt.  Also, my loadavg
> >> seems to go sky high but  "top" doesn't necessarily show anything using
> >> much CPU (actually, top will often show that  my cpu utilization is 90+%
> >> idle while my loadavg is upwards of 10).  I can usually shutdown my
> >> "gui"fied apps (like Thunderbird, Firefox, VirtualBox) but if I try and
> >> reboot the reboot hangs while trying to shutdown "automount" and I have
> >> to cycle the power on the box.  I'm running the latest updates including
> >> kernel  Any thoughts or suggestions are
> >> appreciated.
> >>     
> >
> > Does this happen all the time? If not, do you have any hard mounts from
> > NFS servers?
> >
> > If it does happen all the time, try "strace ps -ef" and watch the
> > output.
> >
> > poc
> >
> >   
> No, no NFS mounts at all and it seems to happen sporadically.
> dmesg doesn't show anything of particular interest at these times either
> (and it is one of the only commands that will finish and give back a
> prompt).

I recall a long time ago having a problem that this one sounds a bit
like.  It turned out to be bad memory.

Any changes to your memory configuration recently?  Have you run

> Kevin
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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