SORRY, I HAD A FREEZE AS I WAS EDITING THE MESSAGE, AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE LIMITS, TIME WISE, TO EDIT.
Thanks for your response.
I’ve sometimes said that ‘I wish there was a “Thesaurusizing” Search Engine which would “automagically” show results found using synonyms of the search terms entered’. Before I started this thread, I searched trying to find something that might help. I didn’t find anything. I did not even find similar complaints.
Some time later, I stumbled across things that let me change the search terms and find a variety of similar complaints. It may be that I just didn’t happen to find complaints relating to newer generations of CPU’s, but so far, I believe that what I’ve seen in search results seems to be with somewhat older CPU’s which have “multi-threaded cores”.
Also, although I may not have done a good job expressing it, AFAIK the freezes have not involved the “machine checks”. Generally the system will reboot in response to catching the machine checks. In case it’s an actual problem, not just something that’s caught and completely handled, I’d rather not just suppress the machine check response.
The various machine check complaints which I’ve found posted elsewhere by other folks, often involve the same location in memory that’s usually involved in what I’ve been seeing.
Strictly speaking, I guess it’s not impossible that there are a whole bunch of memory sticks that were manufactured with an error at the same location.
The machine check complaints that other folks have posted involving various Linux “distros.”, also seem to involve the same core as with the machine checks I’m seeing.
All in all, for now, I’ve disabled SMT for the CPU with the BIOS settings, to see what that might change.
Yet I’m still interesting in hearing about other possibilities concerning the machine checks.
Then too, I have nothing but vagaries when it comes to the freezes. Sometimes I’ve seen all sorts of vague log messages concerning the windowing arena, in the general time frame of the freeze, but seemingly nothing very concrete. Especially since for years and years, I feel I’ve seen vague windowing related log messages, I believe stretching all the way back to when I was purchasing SUSE, not openSUSE, the “Professional” version of SUSE, in box, at a store. But any issues associated with the messages, didn’t, until somewhat recently, seem to cause any significant problems.
Any help on the machine checks or freezes, would be greatly appreciated.