[MPlayer-users] system freeze
souledge at brujula.net
Thu Feb 6 03:47:38 CET 2003
On Thursday 06 February 2003 05:37, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 02:16:10AM +0000, SoulEdge wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > On Wednesday 05 February 2003 22:46, Gabucino wrote:
> > > > A program running as non-root *cannot* make your computer lock up
> > > > unless something is seriously wrong with your hardware or drivers.
> > >
> > > xawtv always locks up my X/kernel (random) if I do some mode switching
> > > with xawtv running.. Today I was watching TV with it, then noticed the
> > > caps+scroll leds blinking :)) But it's shit anyways.
> Like I said, broken drivers.
> > Yup.- and if you do a:
> > dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/fd0
> LOL, are you claiming this is a bug in dd? (Like the supposed "bug" in
> mplayer causing lockups?)
nah, just wanted to butt in with a curious fact about "non-root apps
unable to freeze the kernel".
> If this is true, more broken drivers, but I really doubt it... It
> should be the same as any other write beyond end of device, which
> would just give i/o error.
Well, i'm not sure what causes it, i would guess it's a bug in the
way the kernel handles devices... but it's not relevant to the issue
being discussed here, so i'll shut up now.
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