Automatic reboot every few hours

After the latest update, my system keeps restarting abruptly (like sysrq reboot) every couple of hours.

No idea what is going on. Even the lts kernel has the same issue.

Kernel: 5.19.12-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=67e529b6-3635-47bd-a9fa-caa1106a1ae0 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: FUJITSU product: ESPRIMO P920 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 6 v: C$WX01
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: FUJITSU model: D3222-A1 v: S26361-D3222-A1
serial: <superuser required> BIOS: FUJITSU // American Megatrends v:
R1.41.0 for D3222-A1x date: 06/01/2016
Info: model: Intel Core i7-4770 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell
gen: core 4 level: v3 built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm family: 6
model-id: 0x3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 0x28
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3836 high: 3900 min/max: 800/3900 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3900 2: 3900 3: 3900
4: 3900 5: 3900 6: 3392 7: 3900 8: 3900 bogomips: 54270
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: AMD Cedar [Radeon HD 7350/8350 / R5 220] vendor: PC Partner /
Sapphire driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu arch: TeraScale-2
code: Evergreen process: TSMC 32-40nm built: 2009-15 pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: lanes: 16 ports: active: DVI-I-2
empty: DVI-I-1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:68fa class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: radeon display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x317mm (20.00x12.48")
s-diag: 599mm (23.57")
Monitor-1: DVI-I-2 mapped: DVI-1 model: Fujitsu Siemens P27T-7 LED
serial: <filter> built: 2013 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 82 gamma: 1.2
size: 596x335mm (23.46x13.19") diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 2560x1440 min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.19.12-zen1-1-zen LLVM 14.0.6)
v: 3.3 Mesa 22.1.7 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
chip-ID: 8086:8c20 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300/7300 Series] vendor: PC
Partner / Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 02:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:aa68 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.58 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:153a class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 70.43 GiB (7.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1ER162
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC45
scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 109.82 GiB size: 109.82 GiB (100.00%) used: 56.02 GiB
(51.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
ID-2: /home raw-size: 109.82 GiB size: 109.82 GiB (100.00%) used: 56.02
GiB (51.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 109.82 GiB size: 109.82 GiB (100.00%) used: 56.02
GiB (51.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 109.82 GiB size: 109.82 GiB (100.00%) used: 56.02
GiB (51.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 1024 KiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C pch: 62.5 C mobo: 33.0 C gpu: radeon
temp: 52.5 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1806 fan-2: 1207
Power: 12v: 11.98 5v: N/A 3.3v: 3.37 vbat: 3.06
Processes: 268 Uptime: 1h 9m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB used: 3.33 GiB
(21.4%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1526 libs: 379
tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.21
Garuda (2.6.8-1):
System install date:     2022-09-21
Last full system update: 2022-10-03
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Additional Info:

Before the system reboots, it goes frozen for 30 seconds or so. If I am playing music, the same sound repeats every second in a loop.

Further History:

I had installed the Garuda originally on my Xeon workstation. My workstation crashed due to some power issues. I then used the same hdd in my intel core i7 desktop. It was working fine for a couple of weeks when I updated the system. I noticed the problem the next day morning when it had rebooted automatically. Ever since, it reboots one a few hours (sometimes after just an hour).

Have btop open and see what your pc is doing when it fails
Is it memory or over heating?

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What about a different kernel? Also try running the following commands after it rebooted

# General log
journalctl -xb -1 | tail -n 100

# Kernel log
journalctl -xkb -1 | tail -n 100

What are the outputs of these?

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It says :

journalctl -xkb -1 | tail -n 100
Specifying boot ID or boot offset has no effect, no persistent journal was found.

hm. You for some reason have no persistant journal; I have never seen that before...

Please try to enable it

It uses at most 3-4 GB anytime. I have 16GB ram. Temp mostly between 39-41 C. It has not rebooted yet after last reply. Only processes I am running are Terminal, Latex, Firefox and Okular.

I enabled it and rebooted once. After that there has not been any reboot for 10 hours now. So I cannot see the log when the issue happens yet. If It happens again, I will post it.

Thank you very much for your kind replies.


I have not experienced reboot after that. I wonder if it has anything to do with me transferring graphics card from my old PC in which I installed Garuda, to this one. In fact it is after that, the problem seems to have disappeared.

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