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From: Marius Gedminas <>
Subject: Re: keyboard + PS/2 mouse locks after opening psaux
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 15:33:22 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20011012153322.A662@gintaras> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 10:04:06PM +0200, Koos Vriezen wrote:
> I had the same symptoms, console input froze for several minutes. I tried 
> several things and after disabling CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC in the kernel, it 
> didn't occur anymore (but I'm not sure it's the cause).

CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC is disabled on my system.

Today I tried some experimenting: after repeatedly switching between vt1
and vt7 for some time I got the lockup.  Syslog didn't contain any
interesting messages.  The counters for keyboard and PS/2 mouse in
/proc/interrupts became stuck.  One interesting thing I noticed is that
PS/2 mouse line disappeared for a short time during console switch.
While gpm was running, fuser and lsof indicate that it didn't have
/dev/mouse open -- only XFree86 did.

I've waited for about 30 minutes for any keyboard timeouts to appear,
but didn't see any.  Then I tried chvt 7 with no effect (vt7 was already
the active console).  Then chvt 1 fixed the lockup.  Interrupt counters
went alive again.  This time fuser and lsof showed that /dev/mouse is
opened by gpm only.  It looks like both XFree and gpm close /dev/mouse
when they're not active, and reopen it then they become active.

I'm now compiling 2.4.9 with some printk()s added in open_aux and
release_aux.  If I get any interesting results, I'll post them here.

Marius Gedminas
When all else fails, read the instructions.

       reply	other threads:[~2001-10-12 13:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2001-10-12 13:33 ` Marius Gedminas [this message]
2002-01-10 13:15 Donnie Roberts
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2001-10-09 10:21 Krzysztof Halasa
2001-10-11 15:24 ` Marius Gedminas
2001-12-16  1:36 ` Krzysztof Halasa

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