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Re: [suse-security] what has become of the latest kernel hang/freeze bug?

In article <200406232005.13210.suse-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Al Bogner <suse-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2004 19:14 schrieb Jim Westbrook:
> > And for many of us the "fix" was worse than the original problem.
> >  The unpatched kernel would at least BOOT.

> But this machine is save now :-)
> (waiting too for a new kernel)

> If I have to guess, I would say, DMA is involved, because it doesn't 
> work with a machine here, where 1 drive has DMA problems and I 
> disabled it therefore, while this machine has the same chipset 
> (815i) and processor than a working machine.

     I too have had a DMA problem with nfsd/filesystem - but so far not
since the pached 2.6.5-7.75 for 9.1

    I do, however, have  two quite bad problems -

     (1)  Segmentation fault in line 162  of 

     which says 


     which I presume is a call to some perl package. This prevents software
     update! This is new since the kernel update (obtained on 22nd June

     (2)  Still (right from first install of 9.1 over 8.2) there are
     intemittent total hang-ups which seem to be associated with the
     Touchpad Synaptic driver - only a power switch off has any effect
     (keyboard driver also not reacting). The kernel seems to 'freeze' as I
     cannot get a response to pinging the machine any longer when this has
     occurred - so it isn't really a security problem - I think(!?!).

                         Keith Hopper

City Desk
Waikato University
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