A long time ago (last December) I reported a problem with Dreamplug at
least 3.6.10 through to 3.7.5 suffering from the kernel reporting a soft
lockup when I doing a git pull when it was anything but a small update
over the network - see
. The advice then was
to upgrade to a 3.8 kernel, but due to the challenges of trying to get
my head around device tree it got pushed to the back of the drawer. Now,
I am trying to get Postfix working, and I am finding that it appears to
be causing the kernel to hang up too, so I need to get the upgrade done.
Although git, and probably Postfix, cause the lockup, I have not
experienced any other activity that does; ssh, ftp, yum update for
example all appear to work without a problem.
Over the last couple of days I have been working on upgrading to the
latest Fedora kernel available, so I have been using 3.10.10. Although
the kernel is no longer reporting a soft lockup, when I try doing a git
pull, just about the moment git reports that it is starting to transfer
data the kernel completely stops responding; there is no output on the
console, no output on the terminal where I am running git, and it won't
respond to any keyboard input or pings. After a minute, the watchdog
kicks in and reboots the dreamplug, and I have not managed to find any
entries in any logs that relate to the hangup.
I had previously assumed that this was a generic problem, but I have
tried a different kernel build, from
. I have tried both 3.10.9 and
3.11.1, i.e. kernels both before and after the Fedora kernel 3.10.10
kernel I was trying. Both of the xilka kernels work fine with git.
So it seems to me that the problem must be in the Fedora
What should I do from here? Simply filing it as a bug at this stage
probably isn't helpful, due to the lack of information. What can I do to
help track down the cause of the problem, and hence get a resolution?