[techtalk] Kernel lockup

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Fri Aug 3 18:52:13 EST 2001

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 10:39:44PM -0400, David Merrill wrote:
> Hi, I have a bit of a problem it seems. I installed the 2.4.7 kernel
> today, went out for a bit, and came home to a wedged machine.
> It's a new machine -- about two weeks old. I was just starting to
> enjoy my new, nicely tuned Debian, but alas, it was not to last.
> The system looked fine when I first came home. I liked the groove xmms
> was putting out, so I went to rewind the song. I held down the left
> key, and bang! Tunes stop. All stop. ]-:
> That's my new grumpy emoticon, (c) 2001. But it's encrypted, and if
> you decrypt it I'll sue you under the DMCA, take your money (hey! it's
> valuable ip!) and have you thrown in jail by the FBI.
> What can I do to get a core dump, etc., and investigate? If I've
> tripped up an obscure bug...

Well, I've had no more lockups, so maybe it was a freak thing. I hope

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