had to add irqpoll for Lenny kernel; irqpoll breaks Lenny kernel
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Dale E. Martin schrieb:
> [Originally posted to debian-user where there weren't any replies. More
> details of hardware etc can be supplied if requested. Please Cc replies to
> I have a machine that was running Etch (and using the 2.6.18-k7 kernel) for
> the entire release. It had uptimes over 100 days a few times during that
> I recently updated it to Lenny and not too long after rebooting it I saw
> kernel messages talking about how noone cared about IRQ 21 interrupts and
> to turn on irqpoll. (IRQ 21 was attached to my USB devices and they
> weren't working so I had to reboot at this stage.)
> When I boot with irqpoll, the machine crashes after some time. Basically
> it becomes fully unresponsive - not driving video, the numlock key doesn't
> work on the keyboard any more, etc.
> I booted it back into Etch's 2.6.18 (accidently with irqpoll) and it died
> this horrible death again. I took irqpoll off the kernel arguments and now
> the machine has been up and stable for several days.
> Any thoughts about this? Is the new need for irqpoll a kernel bug or is it
> exposing an underlying hardware problem? If it's the latter why is this
> hardware so stable running 2.6.18?
> Thoughts appreciated.
can you also try boot the option 'noapic' or 'acpi=off'?
The output of 'lspci' and 'dmesg' could be usefully.
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