Bug 79919

Summary: Oops while running xpdf
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.2   
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Hardware: athlon   
OS: Linux   
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Description Michael K. Johnson 2002-12-18 01:55:18 UTC
Description of problem:

Kernel oops while trying to print from within xpdf.

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
 printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0002
Kernel 2.4.9-34
CPU:    0
EIP:    0010:[system_call+3/56]    Not tainted
EIP:    0010:[<c0106f3b>]    Not tainted 
EFLAGS: 00010202
EIP is at system_call [kernel] 0x3 
eax: 0000008e   ebx: 00000004   ecx: bfffd510   edx: 00000000
esi: 00000000   edi: 00000000   ebp: bfffd5a8   esp: c316ffe4
ds: 002b   es: 002b   ss: 0018
Process xpdf (pid: 32255, stackpage=c316f000)
Stack: 0000002b 00000000 402c1b3e 00000023 00000202 bfffd4c0 0000002b 
Call Trace: 

Code: 1e 50 55 57 56 52 51 53 ba 18 00 00 00 8e da 8e c2 bb 00 e0

Had killed xpdf with xkill several times while trying to print before
this happened.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Not, so far.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2002-12-18 02:00:46 UTC
There might have been multiple processes writing to a print
file from "xkilled" xpdfs at the same time.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2002-12-18 02:02:33 UTC
Very shortly after the oops, the system crashed without writing
to disk, and rebooted itself.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-18 10:13:00 UTC
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> kernel-2.4.18-18.7.x.athlon.rpm

I don't think so Michael:

> Oops: 0002
> Kernel 2.4.9-34
> CPU:    0

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 2002-12-19 01:00:27 UTC
Doh, I forgot that there was a new kernel installed in the meantime.
Sorry, was clearly not paying sufficient attention.  I've closed this
WORKSFORME, can always reopen...