On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Sean wrote: > Alan Stern wrote: > > Um, when you say it does the job, what do you mean? > It traps the error and prevents the kernel from crashing.
As did some of the earlier patches, right? > > The job it was _intended_ to do was to prove that your problems are > > caused by hardware errors rather than software bugs. If the patch > > causes the problems to stop, without printing any error messages in the > > log, then it does indeed prove this. After all, the only places the > > patch changes any persistent values are after it prints an error > > message. > > > It did print out error messages: > .ohci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: Circular hash: 36 c669f900 c677b900 > c677b900 > ...ohci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: Circular hash: 36 c669f900 c677b900 > c677b900 > .ohci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: Circular hash: 32 c669f800 c677b800 > c677b800 Ooh, that's odd. The "Circular hash" message occurs in the same spot as the "Circular pointer #2a" message in the previous patch -- and that message never got printed! > > I noticed that your CPU is a Cyrix. Perhaps it is the culprit. Have > > you tried running the program on a different computer? > > > Yes, on other computers I don't get this error. Same os image. Though I > haven't found a computer with an ohci controller yet. So that's not a real test, unfortunately. Still, at this point I'm not sure it's worthwhile to pursue this any farther. I'm convinced it's a hardware problem. Do you want to continue, or are you happy to switch computers and forget about it? Alan Stern -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html