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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Yikes!

    I'm envious of your time(s), but the size does seem enormous.

    Well, I'm giving 3.11-rc1 another shot.

    First try didn't last for 30 seconds before hard-locking. I misspelled "enabled" (left the 'd' off the end)

    Second try has lasted 15 minutes, so far, after disabling Zswap in the kernel boot parameters.

    See what happens...

    EDIT

    Okay, that's it. Lasted 49 minutes, this time.

    I figured out a way to crash 3.11-rc1 every time, on this machine -- goto ->FB and play a Zynga flash game in Firefox. BooM! Repeatable time-after-after. LoL!

    Patiently awaiting rc2...
    Thanks for the heads-up Vin.

    Can't remember why, but I've been using nvidia-304-updates for quite a long time now. This wouldn't build when I first installed 3.11-rc1, but thanks to one of your earlier posts I switched to nvidia-304 (the xorg-edgers version) and that did build ok.

    I also experienced some hard lock-ups last night (during some package updates). I don't think it's necessarily or specifically because of the new kernel in my case because:

    1) A few times during this cycle I can definitely remember getting exactly the same problem with earlier kernels when upstart was being upgraded from the desktop (as opposed to in recovery mode)

    2) I only run fluxbox from a text login usually and I don't use a swap partition (or a swap file). I find that I rarely get near usiing even half of my paltry 2GB of RAM so I don't think the zram thing could be affecting me.

    3) This old box actually has ECC RAM so I'm fairly confident my RAM is ok

    No hard-lock-ups tonight I'm pleased to say...

    Just feeling a little more cautious with updates at the moment!

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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Quote Originally Posted by paul_in_london View Post
    Just feeling a little more cautious with updates at the moment!
    Definitely! Me too.

    Things are very brittle, right now, and easily broken.
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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Definitely! Me too.

    Things are very brittle, right now, and easily broken.
    Yep after the problems I had last night, I started off in recovery mode tonight and updated that way first before a normal boot!

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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Hrm... Here's a weird one for you.

    I was poking around, and found out zram was enabled on this box.

    Code:
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ sudo parted -l
    [sudo] password for vindsl: 
    Model: ATA MAXTOR STM316081 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  10.7GB  10.7GB  primary   ext4            boot
     3      10.7GB  78.9GB  68.2GB  primary   ext4
     4      78.9GB  80.0GB  1078MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
     2      80.0GB  160GB   80.0GB  extended
     5      80.0GB  90.8GB  10.7GB  logical   ext4
     7      90.8GB  159GB   68.2GB  logical   ext4
     6      159GB   160GB   1076MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label                                
    
    Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label                                
    
    vindsl@Zuul:~$
    I have no idea when, where, why, how, zram was installed, but now I'm wondering if that has anything to do with 3.11-rc1/zswap crashing n' burning.

    Maybe it's a module in 3.11-rc1

    Anyway, I purged it...

    Code:
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA MAXTOR STM316081 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  10.7GB  10.7GB  primary   ext4            boot
     3      10.7GB  78.9GB  68.2GB  primary   ext4
     4      78.9GB  80.0GB  1078MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
     2      80.0GB  160GB   80.0GB  extended
     5      80.0GB  90.8GB  10.7GB  logical   ext4
     7      90.8GB  159GB   68.2GB  logical   ext4
     6      159GB   160GB   1076MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    vindsl@Zuul:~$
    Only 'problem' now is, I purged 3.11-rc1 last night, so I cannot test it.

    Guess I'll wait for rc2...
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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Hrm... Here's a weird one for you.

    I was poking around, and found out zram was enabled on this box.

    Code:
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ sudo parted -l
    [sudo] password for vindsl: 
    Model: ATA MAXTOR STM316081 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  10.7GB  10.7GB  primary   ext4            boot
     3      10.7GB  78.9GB  68.2GB  primary   ext4
     4      78.9GB  80.0GB  1078MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
     2      80.0GB  160GB   80.0GB  extended
     5      80.0GB  90.8GB  10.7GB  logical   ext4
     7      90.8GB  159GB   68.2GB  logical   ext4
     6      159GB   160GB   1076MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    Error: /dev/zram0: unrecognised disk label                                
    
    Error: /dev/zram1: unrecognised disk label                                
    
    vindsl@Zuul:~$
    I have no idea when, where, why, how, zram was installed, but now I'm wondering if that has anything to do with 3.11-rc1/zswap crashing n' burning.

    Maybe it's a module in 3.11-rc1

    Anyway, I purged it...

    Code:
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA MAXTOR STM316081 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  10.7GB  10.7GB  primary   ext4            boot
     3      10.7GB  78.9GB  68.2GB  primary   ext4
     4      78.9GB  80.0GB  1078MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
     2      80.0GB  160GB   80.0GB  extended
     5      80.0GB  90.8GB  10.7GB  logical   ext4
     7      90.8GB  159GB   68.2GB  logical   ext4
     6      159GB   160GB   1076MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    vindsl@Zuul:~$
    Only 'problem' now is, I purged 3.11-rc1 last night, so I cannot test it.

    Guess I'll wait for rc2...
    Still on 3.11.rc1.

    Here's what I have (didn't have to purge anything):

    Code:
    paul@lubuntu-64:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003bcbd
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1            2048    78125055    39061504   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2   *    78125056   160045055    40960000   83  Linux
    /dev/sda3       160045056   243931135    41943040   83  Linux
    paul@lubuntu-64:~$
    Code:
    paul@lubuntu-64:~$ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD160JJ/ (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
     1      1049kB  40.0GB  40.0GB  primary  ext4
     2      40.0GB  81.9GB  41.9GB  primary  ext4         boot
     3      81.9GB  125GB   42.9GB  primary  btrfs
    
    
    paul@lubuntu-64:~$

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    Re: Kernel 3.11 is starting to live its life...

    Quote Originally Posted by paul_in_london View Post
    Still on 3.11.rc1 [...]
    On a lark, I installed 3.11-rc1 (19-jul-2013 daily) today.

    Been using it for 90 min without issue(s). Actually, it's quite perky!

    Knock_on_wood...

    EDIT

    10 hours and counting -- no probs with the 3.11-rc1 daily.

    I think getting rid of zram took care of the locks-ups.
    Last edited by VinDSL; July 20th, 2013 at 07:30 AM. Reason: Update
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