[mythtv-users] OT Help: mdadm segfault

Steve MacLaren scram69 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 19:25:39 UTC 2007

On 9/19/07, Tim Phipps <mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
> >     > Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:40:30 -0700
> >     > From: "Steve MacLaren" <scram69 at gmail.com>
> >
> >     > It hadn't occurred to me, but now that I think about it, it's not
> all that
> >     > far-fetched.  I only saw the segfault message once; now that I can
> reliably
> >     > boot on the -15 kernel, it no longer shows up in the message
> log.  I've gone
> >     > ahead and ordered a new PSU.  In the mean time, I'll try dd'ing
> each drive
> >     > like you mentioned.
> >
> > I'll be curious to know what the real problem turns out to be...

According to the tracking number, it arrives tomorrow, so we'll know soon...

I had similar spontaneous reboots that were down to the power supply.
> lm-sensors had been indication a 5V of about 4.4V. The new supply gets
> about 4.6V and it's rock solid.
> If that's not the problem, have you fiddled with the BIOS RAM timings? I
> did once and since it booted fine thought everything was OK. It took me
> about a month to realize that was the reason why I couldn't recompile
> the kernel without gcc crashing.

I'm not familiar with that setting.  Do you mean the bus frequency for the
RAM?  Would you set it lower than the default setting?

> Tim.
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