Cannot run kernel above version 2.6.8 on P4
Posted on 2005-04-11
I'm running kernel 2.6.8 on an Intel P4 3ghz (IBM ThinkCentre).
Linux f-desk 2.6.8-gentoo-r3 #2 Wed Mar 16 23:29:37 EST 2005 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
It works fine but if I try to upgrade to either of these kernels:
My computer starts slowing down, and exhibiting general flaky behaviour, until it is basically frozen. It seems to happen especially when doing a large emerge or compile or when running qemu (an x86 emulator). I can't recover, once it happens, without a reboot.
Is anyone else having these problems? Is there an issue with the p4 and these kernels? Is it possible it's a hardware problem that only shows up in > 2.6.8 kernels? If it is hardware does anyone have a way to test?
Any insight appreciated.