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Date:	03 Nov 2008 16:30:21 +0100
From:	Andi Kleen <>
Subject:  Re: System hang from holding left shift key

Larry Finger <> writes:

> While absentmindedly holding down the left shift key as I was thinking about my
> next input, I froze the keyboard. After 3 seconds, the system sounded a high
> beep, and then a low beep after another 3 seconds. At that point, no key entry
> had any effect. From the beeps, one might conclude that the input buffer is
> full, but a CTRL/U did not clear it. Fortunately, a short press on the power
> button shut down the machine cleanly.
> I don't know if this is a regression. I found it in v2.6.28-rc2, but the oldest
> kernel that I could test (v2.6.24) already has the problem.

I vaguely remember hitting something like that long ago (much earlier
2.6). But i wasn't able to stabilize it so I never reported it or
tried to track it down. But it's probably not a new problem.



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