[mythtv-users] Playback freeze/lockup + kernel panic

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Feb 1 02:49:21 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 8:37 PM, steve <networks1 at cox.net> wrote:
>>Just for the record, a memory corruption problem is not necessarily a
> memory problem. Memory corruption
>>could be caused by software, for example, copying memory into an array that
> exceeds the array's size and
>>stomping on a pointer in some data structure that follows the array. Memory
> corruption is really hard to
>>debug because the offending event can occur long before the crash.
> Good point.  Most of the things I've found about kernel panic say it's
> almost always a hardware problem.

No, more often than not, its a kernel bug. But often a kernel bug
exposed (or created) by differences in new hardware.

Better to look at the vmcore using crash rather than using gdb directly, btw.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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