[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 14:15:50 CET 2008
Erik van Zijst wrote:
> So far all tests have been done using 64 bit distro's and kernels.
I've just tried a fresh, vanilla 32-bit Ubuntu 7.10 install (kernel
2.6.22-14), but this still exhibits the same kernel freeze (albeit after
a bit more time).
Could this somehow be a firmware issue, or should a firmware or badly
behaving card never crash the driver?
> 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.
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