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From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Sat 28 Dec 2002 - 03:31:03 GMT

On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:40:48PM +0100, Christoph Kuhles wrote:
> I'm having strange problems since I upgraded to kernel 2.4.20 with the
> -ctx16 patch applied. Other patches I use are patch-int- and
> loop-jari- from www.kerneli.org.
> The machine has been running stable for over a month before the kernel
> upgrade. However, after I did the kernel upgrade on the 23rd, the
> machine has already crashed twice and required a local reboot till
> today. There are absolutely no messages in the logs. Kernel
> configuration is strictly the same, as well as I didn't change
> anything on the system also, so I suspect there might be a bug
> somewhere that causes these crashes.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 04:49:15PM +0200, Burak BASKAN wrote:
> i have the same problem. I think patch file has some bad point,
> because if the kernel 2.4.20 has problem then kernel.org will report
> it on the web.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 06:52:19PM +0100, Christoph Kuhles wrote:
> Well, I had 2.4.19 with ctx15, the international patch and jari's loop
> patch running before, and as I said, it worked smoothly. The Q is,
> what's the problem now? international patch, loop patch, vserver patch
> or the kernel itself?

On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 09:34:20PM -0800, jean-philippe b??que wrote:
> Yes we have experienced the same problem. There were over 10 forced
> reboot. We were thinking our eth0 device where overloaded or broken.
> We have apply ctx16 to kernel 2.4.20. We have return with 2.4.19 and
> it still crash with the new patch. The syslog and system logs didn't
> show anything wrong. It just Freeze. We are using Via technologies
> lspci and AMD cpu. Anybody have found the bug ??? Please let me know.

If you have some time (or want to get closer to the problem,
or both), I would suggest you try the following all-in-one
patches (both) and report back if none, the first, the second,
or both of these patches show the reported instabilities on
your systems ...

(please do not add any other patches, unless absolutely necessary)


you can get the splitted up patch set at



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