Re: [PARPORT] SparQ problems

Patrick Bauer (
Tue, 12 May 1998 17:38:37 -0400 (EDT)

I have a SparQ 1.0 GB... and it too sometimes hangs the system... with a
2.1.101 kernel... i didn't comment out the SMP in the makefile... but u
know how a SparQ powers down after u don't uses it for a certain amount of
time... well... while it's powered down... i would go into the directory
it's mounted in... do an ls -a -l... and this would of course power it
back on... and then the system hangs... and i have to do a
power-on-reset... i am not sure if it is the bios that powers down the
SparQ after a period of inactivity... or if the SparQ does this by


On Tue, 12 May 1998, Ximenes Rocha Resende wrote:

> >
> > The next question is: are you compiling an SMP kernel ? PARIDE is
> > currently broken on SMP (I think it's fixed - but the patches aren't
> > quite ready for Linus yet).
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Grant R. Guenther
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> No, I commented out the line in the linux source (in Makefile) that set SMP.
> Then I compiled 2.1.98.
> By the way, I changing my CMOS settings and now I am using EPP. But the situa
> tion didn't improve. I was thinking about what you said, that maybe my sys
> tem's memory was low... I did the following experience:
> - Booted my system and run "top q" under X.
> - Mounted my SparQ and copied a huge directory from my HD to it: /usr/X11R6
> (app. 23 Mb). As the files were copied I kept watching how much free memory
> the system had. A very abrupt jump happened: from 44M to 20M, at which value
> the system hung.
> This happens for both linux-2.0.32 (Paride 0.94) and linux-2.1.98. Do you think
> it might be related to memory leak in the kernel (block_write -> getblk) ?
> Again, just guessing...

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