Ticket #8744 (closed defect: fixed)
linux kernel >2.6.32 grinds to a halt after a while
|Reported by:||yrro||Owned by:|
I have found that booting into any kernel later than 2.6.32 will result in the VM hanging after a period of time (this can be as short as 15 minutes or a long as a couple of hours).
When this occurs the symptoms are that the keyboard may no longer be used to type into gnome-terminal, though I can still type into other programs. Attempting to log out or reboot the machine via the GNOME gui has no effect. As this occurs, more and more programs stop responding, until the only way out is a hard reboot.
This is 100% reproducible after booting into 2.6.38. I think I saw it with 2.6.37 before I upgraded to 2.6.38 though I am less sure. 2.6.32 works fine.