Bug 101481 - A number of processes crash during boot, apparently in kernel code
A number of processes crash during boot, apparently in kernel code
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 99507
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-08-01 14:00 EDT by Philip Beevers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:57:56 EST
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Boot output of the machine. (15.11 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-01 14:02 EDT, Philip Beevers
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Description Philip Beevers 2003-08-01 14:00:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
Boot output appears normal, until a kernel stack trace appears, apparently due
to some sort of crash (see attachments).

This is repeated a number of times, from a number of processes, during boot.
Sometimes the system appears to complete the boot sequence, and sometimes it hangs.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install taroon beta on my Athlon XP-based HP Pavilion a110.uk
2. Reboot

Actual Results:  See description.

Expected Results:  System should have booted normally.

Additional info:

The machine has the AC97 sound hardware which is noted in the release notes as
causing problems, but the release notes only mention Intel chipsets (this
machine has a VIA chipset). I've tried disabling the sound hardware in the BIOS,
which is spotted by kudzu but doesn't fix the problem.

Machine has two CD drives - a CD-ROM and a CD-RW - in addition to two IDE hard

System runs RH9 with no problems.
Comment 1 Philip Beevers 2003-08-01 14:02:39 EDT
Created attachment 93336 [details]
Boot output of the machine.

This is the output from when the machine just booted.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-01 15:15:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101040 ***
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2003-08-01 19:57:11 EDT
The original bug report is #99507, so I just reopened this
temporarily to reassign the duplicate designation.

The problem has been resolved with a change to the Athlon-specific
prefetch routine to test for NULL addresses.  The change is applied by
linux-2.4.18-smallpatches.patch to include/asm-i386/processor.h, and
will be incorporated into any kernel version 2.4.21-1.1931.2.364 or
later (and will thus be part of Taroon B2).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99507 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:57:56 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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