This computer has been running really stable with TW but after yesterdays updates it now runs normal for as long as 30 minutes and then spontaneously reboots. Acts just like you hit the reset button. This is very annoying as its my music server. It will also do it if its just sitting at the desktop with no apps running. Nothing is getting written to the logs when it does this either.
I have built 2 identical systems so to rule out a coincidental hardware failure -
What I have done so far:
Swapped ram and graphics board.
TW won’t stay up more than about 30 minutes. CPU temp is averaging 42C which is normal for a AMD 880K.
The system is dual boot and I have Yosemite as the other OS. I let Yosemite run overnight and it stayed up with no problems.
The other identical computer is running LEAP 42.1 and its 100% stable.
In fact, I am beginning to lose my trust on Linux in general.
First, the blame should be shared with Intel for its flaky product Skylake.
So, I cannot use Leap 42.1.
Since kernel 4.7.x through 4.8.x, the linux in general became very flaky on my Skylake
laptop. My tumbleweed-installed system freezes once a day by average or more.
I looked at systemd-journal log. But I simply cannot obtain any hint out of it. There is too much
information in it.
I reformatted all the file systems from BTRfs to XFS hoping for any solution without any
Then, I saw an article by Linus Torvalds himself commenting the miserable
situation with the current kernel version 4.8. The current tumbleweed kernel is 4.8.4-1.
I expected a quick fix because the kernel developers recognized the problem at least.
However, I have not been able to hear any good news or any good fix for the current kernel
problem so far.
I am thinking about kernel compilation which I had quit about fifteen years ago, since opensuse 6.x.
An update just came up including “opensuse release”. Let it install the new update and rebooted and now it gets a Kernel Panic. Went from bad to worse. It does still boot ok using a the previous snapshot, the one that randomly reboots. Hope they fix this soon.
I installed the 4.8.6 update last night and that fixed it. It stayed up all night with no crashes. Before it would rarely last more than 20-30 mins even just sitting with no apps running. Guess the last 2 kernels didn’t like my hardware.