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#1 2013-03-29 11:29:00

Schoewilliam
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Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Hi,

I did not post earlier because I had no time. But it's been since I upgraded to 3.8.x that my screen totally freezes (for 3 to 10 seconds each time) randomly (as I'm seeing). Because I had no time to investigate, I downgraded the kernel to 3.7.10 for a few days, until today. So, I'm running 3.8.4, and still the same issue.

What could be this related to ? And is there any solution ?

(I'm running i686 kernel)


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#2 2013-03-29 11:57:29

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

There is the solution of downgrading again.

Did you just update the kernel or did you do a

pacman -Syu

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#3 2013-03-29 12:01:29

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

parazyd wrote:

There is the solution of downgrading again.

Did you just update the kernel or did you do a

pacman -Syu

Yes, but that isn't a real solution, right ? x)

I only do

pacman -Syu

Last edited by Schoewilliam (2013-03-29 12:01:42)


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#4 2013-03-29 12:07:38

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Then downgrade if it worked for you. Packages screwed up.

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#5 2013-03-29 12:18:37

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

But being out of date isn't quite… clean. In my head, at least. That's why I asked here for help. I wanted to report within bugs, but it doesn't seem to be related to any package in particular, except the kernel (and I don't even have details or anything).
Thanks anyway for replying smile


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#6 2013-03-29 12:22:41

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Schoewilliam wrote:

But being out of date isn't quite… clean. In my head, at least. That's why I asked here for help. I wanted to report within bugs, but it doesn't seem to be related to any package in particular, except the kernel (and I don't even have details or anything).
Thanks anyway for replying smile

kworker? Try to run top when that happens and see if the top process is a kworker.

See https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=160093

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#7 2013-03-29 12:39:03

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Oh, you're right. Kworker jumps at the top when it happens.


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#8 2013-03-29 14:11:05

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Schoewilliam wrote:

Oh, you're right. Kworker jumps at the top when it happens.

Good. Then we are quite a lot of people with this problem. Luckily this will make it easier to solve than the last time kworkers went crazy in kernel 2.6.x

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#9 2013-03-30 12:21:29

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

schoewilliam : are you using intel graphics ?


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#10 2013-03-31 12:42:23

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Lone_Wolf wrote:

schoewilliam : are you using intel graphics ?

No, Radeon things. Why?


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#11 2013-05-03 08:14:55

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Re: Freezes since upgraded to kernel 3.8.x

Freezes are still present as of 3.8.9 kernel. In order to be up-to-date, I switched to LTS kernel. 'Hope next 3.9.x will maybe fix.


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