Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19-rc4, and the same comments apply as for -rc3.. Still no fixes for NVIDIA and VMware, yet..
I tried the CuBox-i4 Pro with a ‘standard’ kernel from kernel.org, rather than the ‘patched’ version used previously, and it booted OK..
Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 3.19.0-rc4 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) ............. $ uname -a Linux rgcubox 3.19.0-rc4 #2 SMP Sun Jan 11 20:27:21 EST 2015 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
Details of -rc3 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1501.1/02001.html
And -despite what you may have read elsewhere – there is still no real fix for the ‘lockup’ problem…
It may possibly be that not running systems as just ‘preempt’ may help to mitigate the problem, and I have been running 3.18.2 like this on my main system for a couple of days now, with no lockups – so far!
CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY=y # CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set
Robert Gadsdon. January 11, 2015