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From: Carlos Hendson <skyclan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] System freezes during compiles
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:42:43
Message-Id: 1363754548.1800.1.camel@hydra
1 Hello,
3 For last few weeks or so, I've been getting intermittent hard lock-ups
4 during the emerge of various packages. It appears the more compile
5 intensive the package, the more likely the lock-up. These lock-ups have
6 occurred under kernels 3.4.9 and 3.7.10 with gcc 4.5.4 and 4.6.3.
8 Once the machine is in a frozen state, the only thing that responds is
9 the soft power reset button. Some times the machine lock-ups again
10 after the button is pressed (this is because the compile resumes once
11 the system comes out of it's frozen state).
13 If the system subsequently lock-ups because I wasn't able to cancel the
14 compile fast enough only a only option left is a hard power reset (10sec
15 + hold power button). If I cancel the compile, the system is perfectly
16 responsive and functions normally.
18 There are kernel stack traces in /var/log/messages which I'm unable to
19 decipher and diagnose as to what caused the lock-up.
21 If I had to guess, I'd blame an incorrect setting in the .config, but
22 since I'm stuck in the diagnostic of what part of the kernel might be
23 experiencing the problem, I need a bit of help to pin point the issue.
25 I believe it to be a kernel configuration issue because when I booted
26 the machine using a system rescue Live CD, I was able to chroot into the
27 system and emerge packages like gcc without the lock-up problem
28 occurring.
30 That's by no means conclusive, however, I've also run a complete pass of
31 memcheck for over an hour without any issues reported.
33 I'd like to completely rule out hardware failure, what diagnostic tools
34 tools are recommend to try identify potential hardware issue of this
35 type?
37 The various kernel stack traces are attached in case someone wants to
38 take a look. I can provide more information should it be needed.
40 Any help or advice would be appreciated.
42 Regards,
43 Carlos


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Re: [gentoo-user] System freezes during compiles Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: System freezes during compiles Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] System freezes during compiles Daniel Wagener <stelf@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] System freezes during compiles Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] System freezes during compiles Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>