Diagnosing hard lockup on tab-completion on VT

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Tue Nov 10 11:35:43 EST 2009


Hi Martin,

On 10 Nov 2009, at 16:12, Martin Langhoff wrote:

> I am seeing a very strange lockup while doing tab completion on a VT  
> - filed at
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9650 - any good debugging hints  
> welcome...

Hmm, I vaguely remember a similar sounding behaviour at one point. I  
think it was when using an XO-1 and having a very large file I was tab  
completing (say like a ~340Mb .img with a difficult to type name). It  
took ages (minutes) for it to tab complete, but would complete if you  
waited. Was a long time ago so my memory may be playing tricks, I  
can't remember where the file was (USB stick or on internal NAND), but  
it's possible I was trying to make a bootable USB stick having  
downloaded an .img to the XO NAND.

Regards,
--Gary

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