> Any news on this one, David?
Sorry, I forgot to follow up - I spend most of yesterday morning trying
to stabalise the thing and didn't end up posting my results. Basically,
my board can only handle 1.5Gb of PC133 properly, even though it will
try to use 2Gb if you put that much in it. Interestingly enough, it
passed the memtest86 tests I ran on it the other night, so I'm not sure
what's going on there. Tyan, the board manufacturer, confirmed that the
system is only stable with 1.5Gb of PC133, which is somewhat
disappointing, but I guess I'll have to live. Interestingly, it ran fine
for about 8hrs before going funny the first time, then it would spit out
swap_dup/free errors within 30 to 60mins five times in a row.
I had weird lockups under 2.4.20-pre9, where the system would behave
oddly - Most commands would work, but 'ps' simply locked up and I
couldn't Ctrl-C out of it. I've moved back to 2.4.19-ck7-rmap, which
seems to be stable at the moment, although I may take another look at
the 2.4.20-pre10 kernel sometime. As always, I didn't have a keyboard or
monitor hooked up to it, so I couldn't do too much with sysrq, but I'll
be ready if it does it again.
Any points about the above lock-ups would be useful - Since 'ps' locks
and others don't (e.g. 'ls'), I think it's quite a specific issue,
although I've so far been unable to track it down.
David Coulson http://davidcoulson.net/