J C Lawrence
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 20:31:29 -0700
On Mon, 23 Oct 2000 20:09:01 -0700 (PDT)
Dan Mick <Dan.Mick@West.Sun.COM> wrote:
>> If I post to a specific list, or approve a held post for that
>> list, there is an 80% chance that this will crash the machine
>> (compleat lock, no interrupts, no useful log entries).
> What do you mean "crash the system"? Panic and coredump? Hang?
> Crash mailman/python and everything else is still up?
As stated: compleat lock, no interrupts being serviced, no log
entries. Basically: utterly indistinguishable from a powered off
machine other than by power consumption. No KB, no met, no stack,
no video (well, a slight grayish diffuse glow actually), nuttin'.
> If panic/coredump, some time spent in cursory kernel coredump
> analysis is warranted to point a finger at a culprit. Being a
> kernel developer, I'm biased, but when people say "crash the
> machine" that's what I think of. Is that what you mean?
Nope. No panics, no cores, just one big wedgie.
These are among the reasons this whole thing fits the description of
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