[2008.9]Debugging the FreeRunner Kernel?

Steve Mosher steve at openmoko.com
Sat Oct 4 00:11:35 CEST 2008

  Probably best to post on the Kernel list.

Arigead wrote:
> Hello all,
>     could anybody shed some light on debugging the FR Kernel. I'm 
> getting constant locks of the phone and I'm trying to get to the source 
> of the problem.
> Just to go over some stuff that may be important. I did have [2008.9] 
> installed and added some groups to contacts. I then flashed in [FSO] to 
> see if that was any less locky. No luck there so flashed back in 
> [2008.9]. I found I still have some groups that I defined two flashes 
> ago. I didn't expect that. Is there a way to totally wipe the flash to a 
> clear state before I start?
> Aside from that starting place I've got [2008.9] installed and nothing 
> else. I've only flashed in the images and opkg installed nothing. So 
> it's a clean [2008.9]
> What I'm doing to lock up the phone is opening contacts and adding 
> contacts. I've never managed to add a third contact before the phone 
> locks up. This does not have to be the contacts application at all. I 
> can lock the phone with generally doing anything I've noticed no pattern.
> I've changed /etc/syslog.conf so that I'm logging to the uSD card but I 
> can't see a pattern. If I had the debug board would I be able to locate 
> the source of this problem? Can I add:
> kern.*                -/var/log/kern.log
> to syslog.conf to try focus on the kernel. Does anybody have an opinion 
> that it might not be the kernel? As it happens all the time for various 
> apps I'm assuming that it's something core.
> Nobody has ever responded to email on this subject so either they're not 
> getting through to the list or nobody is interested. Will somebody 
> please reply so that I can tell it's got to the list and nobody is 
> interested in helping me find my FR's problem.
> Thanks
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