[linux-dvb] Consistent kernel crash on latest hg repo with 2.6.24-rc6
Erik van Zijst
linux-dvb at erik.prutser.cx
Wed Jan 2 10:01:38 CET 2008
Please advise on how to approach this problem. Since there's no kernel
panic being printed to the console, I suppose using things like LKCD to
obtain a crash dump won't do anything..
So far all tests have been done using 64 bit distro's and kernels.
Erik van Zijst wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Since I installed a TechnoTrend 1500 Budget (with optional budget-ci CAM
> board), my kernel crashes completely everytime I run a frequency scan
> using the w_scan utility. There's no kernel panic message or anything
> printed to the tty, just instant death.
> The server box (dual quadcore Xeon) ran perfectly stable until I
> installed the T-1500 last week, and still runs stable as long as I don't
> use the card.
> I started out using a stock 2.6.22-something kernel (vanilla Fedora 8
> and Ubuntu 7.10 server), then switched to 2.6.24-rc6 (generated at
> 2007-12-21) and finally tried today's trunk of
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb using hg, on top of my 2.6.24-rc6 kernel.
> Yet, every combination dies.
> The kernel usually dies the first time "w_scan -x"
> (http://wirbel.htpc-forum.de/w_scan/index2.html version 20071209) is run
> and then usually dies near the end when w_scan prints "tune to:".
> Occasionally it takes more than one run before it crashes. The box is
> idle during the scan and there's no other PCI activity.
> I'm using firmware dvb-fe-tda10046.fw, installed using get_dvb_firmware.
> Erik van Zijst
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