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Re: [opensuse] shutdown hangs after kernel update -- ADDENDUM
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:06:45 +1000
  • Message-id: <4861E075.5000702@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Moby wrote:

Basil Chupin wrote:
Basil Chupin wrote:
Daniel Bauer wrote:
On Tuesday 24 June 2008 06:59:15, Basil Chupin wrote:


So solly but I missed Daniel's original posting and therefore am not sure if he is talking about 10.3 but I suspect that he is.

To Daniel: I've been having this problem - of 'shutdown' hanging - ever since I installed 10.3, and irrespective of which kernel YaST upgraded the kernel to. If the OS shutdown properly without any convolutions I considered that something had gone wrong :-) and to accept it gracefully :-) .
This doesn't happen anymore now with 11.0 installed.

Yes, I use 10.3. Before the update to the problem never occured, neither on my PC nor on my laptop. (I don't know how my PC would do, because I am abroad and did the update only here on the laptop.)

What did you then do to avoid data loss? My shutdown process hangs before it unmounts the disks, thus with next start I get error messages from reiserfs which I don't really like...

Never suffered data loss -- perhaps because I have the drive formatted with ext3?


Well, I jinxed myself by replying to you and telling you that in 11.0 I've never had the system not shutdown properly.

Last night the shutdown locked up solid :-( . First the screen went to init 3 and gave me the login prompt (just like with 10.3) and after I issued the 'halt' command everything just locked up. Only way out of this was to press and hold the power-on button.

The first thing I did when powering up a short time ago this morning was to do e2fsck on the partition the OS is installed; the error found was that the superblock was last accessed in the future! - same (at least most of the time) as in 10.3.

The interesting thing is that last night there was one upgrade put through by zypper, I think it was security related, and that upgrade was TIMEZONE 2008c-0.1. Whether this is the cause I don't know but I'll see if the OS hangs again tonight when I try to shut it down.


I have been experiencing system freezes on one my systems that was rock solid with 10.3 but now intermittently freezes with 11.0. Problem appears to occur only when running Gnome. I thought I had the problem licked by removing powersaved, but that was a premature conclusion. At the moment I am busy running fsck's trying to recover a resierfs filesystem on the system that the last freeze corrupted.
The machine seems fine when running with no GUI (no Gnome) - at least as long as I let it sit like that which was about 2 days. Running Gnome as the user root seems ok (everything now only seems, nothing is definite for me with this behavior of OpenSuse 11) in the sense that I have left it running for 2+ hours with no issues. Running Gnome as a regular user (which is what I normally do on the machine) works for anywhere from 30 minutes to about four hours before a hard lock of the machine.

I don't run Gnome (and never have).

In another thread (?in this list or opensuse-factory, cannot remember :-( ) there is mention of what appears to be a bug in the kernel which is associated with reiserfs -- but please look yourself to make sure for yourself what I state is correct.

However, I do not use reiserfs so for me the problem would appear to lie elsewhere.


It's not possible to operate honestly using a basis of dishonesty.

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