A survey on kernel quality
Posted Jul 13, 2006 9:05 UTC (Thu) by jschrod
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Same here, also hard lockups, regularly every 2nd or 3rd night. I also had nvidia loaded and suspected it at first, but using nv brought the same result.
Eventually, I traced it to the ionice call in the updatedb cron job. (This is SUSE 10.0, btw.) Discarding ionice caused my system to run smoothly. Since I have no problems at all with my disks in other heavy usage, I really suspect that it's a kernel problem.
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