[Bug 53216] Re: BUG() report in getnstimeofday: soft lockup

Jerome Lacoste jerome.lacoste at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 10:01:53 UTC 2006

On 10/9/06, James Tait <james.tait at wyrddreams.org> wrote:
> Similar, but not identical problem here.  It seems to happen mainly when
> Skype has been idle for some time, when someone sends me a chat message
> everything hangs for up to five minutes.

I have the same behavior (i.e. it needs to be idle) except that it
lasts sometimes more than 5 minutes. I will try to start skype with a
"strace -tt -T -o strace.log slype" to see what gets printed just
before the system blocks. Feel free to do the same.

Blocking call will probably be revealed by:

grep -v "\<0\." strace.log

> Software:
>   Ubuntu Dapper running:
>     Kernel 2.6.15-27-amd64-k8
>     Skype installed in a 32-bit chroot from .deb package on skype.com
>     Proprietory ATI (fglrx) modules
> Hardware:
>   Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi with:
>     AMD Turion 64 CPU
>     1GB RAM

Very interesting. You don't have an Intel nor a Dell machine. At least
that rules out some common characteristics.



BUG() report in getnstimeofday: soft lockup

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