Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101481
A number of processes crash during boot, apparently in kernel code
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install taroon beta on my Athlon XP-based HP Pavilion a110.uk
Actual Results: See description.
Expected Results: System should have booted normally.
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.
Created attachment 93336 [details]
Boot output of the machine.
This is the output from when the machine just booted.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101040 ***
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 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.