I have a Debian (2.6.0) and a Fedora (2.4.22) installed on my PC. After each installation I recompiled my own kernel to fit my computer hardware.
Now I'm experiencing strange behavior in both distros : some some reasons (mostly when I'm working with big files, but it can happen any time, using apt-get or mozilla-firebird), Linux freezes and all I have left to do is a hard reboot.
I ran memtest and after 1 pass there weren't any problems with my RAM. Also, Windows works fine (!) on another partition,
I restarted from a Knoppix CD, and performed tasks that would usually freeze my computer, but nothing bad happened.
My point is : I suppose it must come from my settings when compiling my kernels :? I just don't know which setting would cause that !
Has anybody experienced the same problem, or have any idea of what's goind on ?
Ths in advance
just a guess but check that ur filesystem modules are being compiled properly, ie ur not using ext3 fs on ext2 drivers or something.
Well I always compile the filesystem stuff into the kernel, not as modules. In every test I included support for (at least) ext2, ext3 and reizerfs (options Ext2/Ext3 Security Labels : unchecked). Whichever distro, whatever filesystem (ext3/reizerfs), kernel freeze still occur anytime.
Now I only use ext3 for all linux partitions, and I guess the kernel uses the right filesystem option, as I read "ext3" when listing my HD with parted.
Thanks for your help anyway !