SVP freezes the entire pc after today's update

I just updated today (after a reinstall) and SVP started to freeze my pc as soon as the performance test is finished, the journalctl and systemd error logs on garuda-assistant dont show anything, does anyone else sufers from this?

it appears to be the kernel, downgrading to 5.15.2 seems to fix the problem, also over linux-zen github apps hanging were reported for 5.15.3, and I got this message from dmesg

dmesg | grep error
dmesg: fallo al leer el «buffer» del núcleo: Operación no permitida

There is 5.15.4 available as of today.
Maybe you can give it a try.

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good, I will update TOMORROW! after yesterday btrfs apocalypse I spend I just want to have a stable experience at least for 24h xD.

karma's a bitch, I just updated to 5.15.4, restarted, started svp and it did not hang and I was like "Ok lets close the issue"... I did not even get to open firefox, the computer froze, back to 5.15.2

The next attempt might be with linux-lts.
That way, if it works, you keep linux-zen updated and with each new version you can try it again....
(better than do not update at all, and, if you don't have specific reason to keep always the zen kernel, better than ignoring it from updates)

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what about telling pacman to ignore linux-zen updates? I mean, I have a celeron, I doubt anything new would come on 5.15 for my hardware, does any package depends of specific kernel versions?

Of course you can do that.
It's just that sometimes linux-lts is seen as something "inferior". But in fact, especially for old HW like mine, there's not that much difference using linux-zen.

for me the bigger differences and I dont even know if this has changed from 5.4) is the fsync patch (I went from 15-20 on dragon age origins to 20-30), the new ntfs3 driver, and the way it handles many tasks at the same time (very needed on a dual core with 1.6 ghz).

Retch, gag. :face_vomiting:

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updated to linux-zen-5.15.5... still freezes (even faster than 5.15.4) how much time to 5.16? xD

tested linux-xanmod-tt-5.15.5, it also hangs so I guess its not just zen.

It may also be worth testing linux-mainline and linux-next-git to see if the newest kernels bring improvement.

they are too big for my time limited and extremely slow internet.

Can we have your inxi -Faz please to see what you are running?

You could download the kernels and corresponding headers from a library or internet cafe (or friends place) and then install them and the headers using pacman -U.

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there are no libraries with internet or internet cafe on my country, also I am the only one of my friends who uses linux

System:    Kernel: 5.15.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
           root=UUID=a300bb43-f8a1-4f19-a2aa-c8e87e8cf4c7 rw [email protected] quiet splash
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
           loglevel=3 zswap.enabled=0
           Desktop: sway 1.6.1 vt: 1 dm: N/A Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X453SA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X453SA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: X453SA.302 date: 04/19/2019
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 3.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 3.1/31.7 Wh (9.9%) volts: 7.6 min: 7.6
           model: ASUSTeK X453-42 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont family: 6
           model-id: 4C (76) stepping: 3 microcode: 368 cache: L1: 112 KiB L2: 2 MiB
           flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 6400
           Speed: 2160 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2160 2: 2141
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP:
           disabled, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:22b1
           class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Realtek USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:2
           chip-ID: 0bda:57de class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
           Display: wayland server: X.Org compositor: sway v: 1.6.1 driver:
           loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
           s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
           Monitor-1: XWAYLAND0 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7")
           diag: 354mm (13.9")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (BSW) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5 compat-v: 3.0
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High
           Definition Audio
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:2284
           class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169
           v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On
           driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723
           class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:3
           chip-ID: 0bda:b721 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
           rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 360.79 GiB (77.5%)
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABF050 size: 465.76 GiB
           block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400
           serial: <filter> rev: 1J scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 24.12 GiB size: 24.12 GiB (100.00%) used: 19.83 GiB (82.2%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 30.5 MiB (31.8%) fs: vfat
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 25.22 GiB size: 24.7 GiB (97.93%) used: 21.53 GiB (87.2%)
           fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 24.12 GiB size: 24.12 GiB (100.00%) used: 19.83 GiB (82.2%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 24.12 GiB size: 24.12 GiB (100.00%) used: 19.83 GiB (82.2%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 4 GiB used: 239.8 MiB (5.9%) priority: 100
           dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.61 GiB used: 243.1 MiB (6.6%) priority: 100
           dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 6280.4 C mobo: 60.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2800
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 1h 44m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.61 GiB used: 2.32 GiB (64.2%)
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages:
           pacman: 1323 lib: 366 Client: Unknown Client: garuda-assistant inxi: 3.3.09

Your friends (or school) do not need to use Linux, you simply need to use their connection to download the packages from the Arch servers to a thumbdrive. I now see you have a laptop, so you could also simply bring it with you to your friends (or other) place and update from their internet if possible.

Not to be a dick, but if your internet connection's bandwidth is so severely limited, do you really think a rolling distro is suitable for your use case? Rolling distros by their nature consume large amounts of bandwidth with their constant updates. If you don't have the bandwidth, then a rolling distro might not be your best choice.

Not to rain on your parade, but Arch requires GB's of updates per month. Unless you can download your updates from an alternate internet connection, there's really not much of a way of getting around that.

I am sorry if I did not explained myself correctly (english is not my main lang) none of my friends have a better (or in mos cases even) internet conection than I, basically because we all use the same plan due to economic reasons, I used to use the school internet but due to covid our "location" (dont know how to say this on english basicamente la sede donde damos clases) was changed and the new one is far (laptop lid is broken so long travels are a little tricky) and I no longer have a local where I can dock my laptop (if you check the battery life you will see why I need to). You are not a dick, you are just being realistic, the fact is that I consider to be better to download small updates every day than a larger GB update cuz as I said my internet conection is time restricted (40h per month at 256KBs aka 2Mb) so I download at 10MB per minute, so I consider to be better spend every day a "few minutes" wich will also be used to browse the web and watch youtube than spend hours with nothing more than a download progress bar. Also I dont like ubuntu/debian based distros, too many ppa to get things working while arch is just the aur and with garuda I dont even have to use the aur thanks to chaotic aur. So if you are time restricted how do you write all of this you may ask? by disconnecting, reading your message offline, write all of this on a txt and then connecting again and posting on the forum :stuck_out_tongue: