System becomes unstable when using ondemand cpu scaling governor on kernel.
Typical scenario: power up, surf the net, read main, emerge stuff and crash.
Typically X crashes without warning or system just reboots. This could happen at
any time: while computer does nothing paticular or middle of, say, emerge
process. Sometimes browser or mail client becomes really sticky and behave oddly
before system hangs it self.
My current kernel is 2.6.12-gentoo-r9 and I enabled ondemand governor by adding
line "echo ondemand >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor" to
I've seen exactly the same symptoms on other kernels (roughly 2.6.9 - 2.6.10)
but on that time I just decided to stick with the default governor (performance)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. power on
2. emerge stuff, surf net, read mail, watch a divx movie, etc.
3. system lockup/crash or processes start to misbehave and eventually system
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Debug infromation from /var/log/kern.log
The only useful error messages that I have managed to catch.
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kernel config file
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So this *only* happens with the ondemand governor, no others? (You didn't
include this in "Steps to reproduce")
Can you reproduce this on the latest development kernel (currently
Yes, this happens only when ondemand cpu scheduler is used.
And yes, I can reproduce this on 2.6.13-rc7 vanilla. I didn't test 2.6.13-rc7
with performance governor to prove that the performance governor works. This
because my regular uptime is +30 days. With ondemand governor the uptime is 1-4
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Backtrace from 2.6.13-rc7
Please file a bug against 2.6.13-rc7 at http://bugzilla.kernel.org including the
info that you have posted here. Please post the new bug URL here then I will
keep an eye on it.
fixed with recent kernel releases