On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 07:20:43AM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 12:28:21PM +0100, Scott Mitchell wrote:
> > The same machine locked up a couple of times last weekend - one when
> > compiling some part of KDE, then when encoding some MP3s. No panic for
> > either of these, just a hard lock. We were having a micro-heatwave here
> > that weekend so I figured it was a cooling problem I should look at before
> > the summer really got going.
> This really should make you suspicious. I've often had filesystem
> panics that were caused by overheated disks.
Hmmm, never had that happen before - all my power/cooling problems seem to
just cause hard lockups. I've pulled the speed limiter off my CPU fan, so
the machine is annoyingly loud but 5-10C cooler. Will try that OO compile
again and see how things go. I should probably also apply some canned air
to the 2.5 years of accumulated dust on the fans & heatsinks. Gross.
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