Bug 87980

Summary: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Barrie Baldry <barriebaldry>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Hardware: i586   
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Description Barrie Baldry 2003-04-04 09:19:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 
The address varies from 0000005 to e6233014
A number of these messages will occur with different processes in a fairly 
short period of time; services seem to be closed down until the machine stalls.

There are a number of lines recorded in the log file for each occurrence of the 

The general format is as reported for a similar bug in Bug 58811 - obviously 
the lines differ.

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

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
We don't know the cause so we cannot reproduce it - the system will run for an 
hour or a week (very seldom longer than that).
The current problem last failed at 02:40 (GMT) on 29 March 2003 then yesterday 
at 17:19 (BST)


Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-04 14:18:00 UTC
kernel-2.4.7-10 has been superceded by what by now is a dozen updated releases
which fix quite a massive amount of security issues and bugs. Please try the
latest erratum update.

Comment 2 Brian Brock 2003-06-24 16:36:37 UTC
agreed, closing this bug.  If you encounter a problem with kernel-2.4.20-18.7 or
later, please open another bug report and include the error messages.