On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 03:30:56PM +0200, Matilainen Panu (NRC/Helsinki) wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, ext Andrew Morton wrote:
> > "Matilainen Panu (NRC/Helsinki)" wrote:
> > > On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, ext Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Is it stable with `nmi_watchdog=0'?
> > >
> > > If the default value for nmi_watchdog is 0 then no - I added the
> > > nmi_watchdog=1 just to see if that makes any difference. If it's on by
> > > default then I'll need to test it that way.
> > Default for nmi_watchdog is `enabled'.
> > Several people have reported that turning it off with
> > the `nmi_watchdog=0' LILO option makes systems stable.
> > Nobody knows why.
> > (If nmi_watchdog _does_ make the achine stable, please
> > tell linux-kernel.).
> It's too early to say for sure but that seems to have fixed it. Uptime now
> nearly an hour under loads of 20-30 which is way more than it has been
> able to stay up before. I'll let you know whether its still up tomorrow.
> Million thanks for the tip!
> - Panu -
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