[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Frustrating power downs...

From: Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) David.Weinehall at nokia.com
Date: Wed May 3 11:59:39 EEST 2006
On ons, 2006-05-03 at 09:42 +0200, ext Nils Faerber wrote:
> Martin Mueller wrote:
> > Hi,
> Wup!
> > On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 01:59:32PM +0200, Nils Faerber wrote:
> >> Does anybody else see this happening?
> > Yes, me. 
> Ah, puh, at least I am not alone ;)
> >> Are there any hints on what might be tha cause?
> > It happened to my device when I had a lot of 3rd-party packages
> > installed. I reflashed it from scratch and did only install xterm. It
> > still reboots randomly but doesn't power off anymore. I test it in
> > this configuration since around 10 days now and didn't have a power
> > off.
> Last time it happened I had an uptime of 10 days :(
> Good luck that your's keeps up now!

Some of the software on the device is run by a software lifeguard that
either reboots the device when the software crashes, or tries to respawn
it a certain number of times, then reboots the device if this fails.

So my guess is that something causes one of those to crash.
Examples of software that run with this kind of policy is the X-server,
bme, mce, and the dsp software.

The problem is that tracking down this kind of bugs is extremely tricky
unless you can somehow come up with a reproducible way of triggering the
bug (even if it takes 10 days the bug can still be located with the
proper tools if there's a reproducible way to trigger it).

So any further input is *warmly* accepted.

Regards: David

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