[Samba] Re: linux server completely hangs copying files with samba

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Fri Jan 31 16:12:49 GMT 2003

Davide Cavaleri wrote:
> final experiments;
> after realizing that unloading the usb-ohci module (non even the
> usbcore) system was fine, i compiled the kernel without modules support
> and without usb. the machine crashed and actually i was really angry,
> becuase i thought i had found the problem; but finally i discovered that
> if usb is not loaded the machine crashes, but if i load it and unload it
> (going back to the same situation) it doesn't crash. obviously if i
> disale usb from bios everything in ok. maybe is something about irq, so
> if it is enabled in bios the ira (11 for me) is used. loading and
> unloading the module will do something strange to the irq handles. cat
> /proc/interrupts gives 0 on usb.
> at this point i'm curios to find out why this happens; since i've red of
> many people having this problem maybe someone (not you, as you told me)
> had a similar situation.
> don't know if it's relevant, but only once the keyboard was blocked, i
> had to unplag and plug it back (ps/2 keyb) and it was ok, checking the
> interrupts they had jumped from 1500 to about 3000 in few seconds.
> going to work, nice day

I forget how recent your hardware is, but have you tried booting with:

lilo: linux noapic


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