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Re: FC 3 and Kernel Lock or Hang



On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 07:01:58PM +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
>  > On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, Alan Cox wrote:
>  > 
>  > > I did find it very sensitive to BIOS version, PCI cards and also RAM quality.
>  > > And finally except for very recent Tyan BIOSes you need a PS/2 mouse connected
>  > > to avoid IDE lockups
>  > 
>  > You must be kidding ? This may as well have caused a lot of frustration...
>  > I removed everything from the system, and still ocassionally had it lock 
>  > up for no apparent reason.
>  > 
>  > Do you have more information about this bug and is there some way I could 
>  > have found out it was ps/2 mouse myself ?
> 
> Theres an errata on early versions of some AMD chipsets.
> This should be handled correctly by the current kernels
> without the need for the PS/2 mouse workaround.

It is still running FC2 with an old 2.6.7-1.494.2.2 kernel, so it is 
still impacted, correct ?

Was there some way to find out what caused it ? I thought it was a 
hardware problem as it did not trigger a kernel panic. Would one require a 
kernel developer to find the culprit ?

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