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Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>> I can't tell yet whether it's hardware or software, but I'm guessing
>> the kernel at this point rather than hardware -- I have some
>> /var/log/messages traces that don't look like hardware. Once I get a
>> stable OS, I'll load Gentoo from it and do the real debugging. The
>> 2.4.20 kernel in Gentoo stable has to be better that the 2.4.18s the
>> other distros seem to be carrying.
> What I find to be a cause of a lot of stability issues. Probably even
> more so on multiprocessor/core systems is preemption. Voluntary
> preemption is OK, but other preemption still seems to be a bit flaky
> at places.
Yeah ... I'm attempting to do a kernel build with preemption turned off.
At those processor speeds, I doubt if it's necessary. :)
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