Fedora 7 freezes two or three times per day

Philip Walden pwaldenlinux at pacbell.net
Tue Jun 19 16:32:52 UTC 2007

D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> | From: Langdon Stevenson <langdon at lindenrow.com.au>
> | My Fedora 7 system is running well, except for the nasty habit of freezing two
> | or three times per day when I am working.
> Your symptoms are non-specific: lots of diseases have the same
> symptom.  So you need more information.
> You can read a few of my messages to the list about things to try.
> - when a lock-up happens, try to ssh in from another computer.  If you
>   can, then it isn't a kernel crash
I will try this next time. I verified that I can do this when the laptop 
is healthy
> - boot with kernel parameter "maxcpus=1".  This may suppress the
>   problem.  Not a great long-term solution because you lose the use of
>   one of your cores.
In my case, this makes no sense as it is a 32bit single processor.
> - use a serial console to discover what's bugging your system
> - use kdump and clash(8) to grab a dump when the kernel crashes and
>   then analyze that dump.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2007-June/msg03592.html
Thanks for the reference.


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