Powerbook hard freeze summary (sort of)
masklin at debian.org
Thu Jun 8 01:35:17 EST 2000
On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 04:18:37PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Okay, we have a couple of people running stable Lombards with
> more than 64 MB.
> On the other hand, we have people having hard freezes with
> Lombard and Pismos even with 64 MB.
> So my analysis is as follows:
> High bus speed (400 Mhz) seems to be necessary to trigger this hard
> More memory makes it more likely for hard freezes to appear.
> If there is a problem with the memory it is more likely that it is with the
> original 64 MB.
> Is there somebody out there having a >=400 Mhz Lombard
> and Pismo who is _not encountering hard freezes_ under high pressure?
> (Preferably with more that 64MB. Because I never got the hard freeze
> when I only used 64MB with the mem=64MB switch.)
> It might as well be a design problem of the Powerbooks. Can any of the
> hardware kernel hackers comments on the differences in architecture
> for powerbooks and the other G3s? Maybe a linux driver is written sloppy
> in this area not taking in account how the hardware actually works?
> ps.: Just I reminder: I am not subscribed ot the list.
Just to let you know that I'm also running a Pismo with 192 megs ram,
and it seems very stable. I'm compiled kernels and run tripwire over the
filesystem (lots of IO doing that) and no problems. I'm running the
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