[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Random reboots

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Tue Feb 13 00:29:50 EET 2007
On Monday 12 February 2007 09:51:17 Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On 2/12/07, Sergey Udaltsov <sergey.udaltsov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > /usr/sbin/dsp_dld -p --disable-restart -c /lib/dsp/dsp_dld_avs.conf :
> > > > 1 *
> [snip]
> > It loolks like a bit odd solution - reboot the device if one command
> > restarts too many times. It is linux after all;)
> It makes sense from a consumer point of view: if something's
> repeatedly dying in user space which is critical to the end-user
> experience, reboot.

Not really as this could cause critical loss of data, or other corruption.  
Besides this is Linux a reboot is not the answer, a reboot resets the kernel 
not just user space.  Since this is a user space flaw, it should be addressed 
with user space 'repairs' IMHO.  

> Personally, I'd prefer a confirmation first "A critical process
> [dsp_dld] has failed. It is recommended you restart your Internet
> Tablet. <Restart> <Continue>", and we've seen from the reboot loops
> with broken RSS handling that it needs some sanity to prevent infinite
> reboots and returns.

This, I agree, would at least would give the user the chance to save data from 
open processes and then restart at a convenient moment in time.  Also it 
would assist the developers in that if everyone and his sister is seeing the 
same cause of this message the noise pointing out the culprit would focus 
their attention on the right cause rather than causing the frustration of not 
knowing where to start.  


> > Anyway, I am still puzzled - why would idle and charging n800 make
> > dsp_dld restart many times...
> It's a known bug:
>     https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=976
> Or, rather, a series of bugs - apparently. I suggest you vote on it so
> Nokia can get an update out quickly.
> Cheers,
> Andrew

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