Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119244
Kernel won't boot; Kernel panic Bad EIP Value
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
RHEL AS 2.1 on an IBM eserver 345 Bios level = 1.13
Kernel Locked up and on reboot won't come up. Screen output at boot:
EIP: 0060:[<8491a899>] Not tainted
EIP is at Using_versions
eax: 0000003b ebx: f6c4a000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000000
esi: 00008136 edi: 00000296 ebp: 67890000 esp: c8ae7dd0
ds: 0058 es: 000 ss: 0018
Process init (pid 25, stackpage=f6a5f000)
call Trace :
Code: Bad EIP value
Kernel Panic: Fatal Exception
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: completely
Steps to Reproduce:
This box is actually RHEL 3.0 and not 2.1
Mike, do you have a complete RHEL3 installation on that box?
I couldn't even find a reference to a "Using_versions" symbol
in the latest sources (corresponding to the soon-to-be-released
Update 3). Does the same problem occur with a more recent RHEL3
installation (such as 2.4.21-15.EL, i.e. Update 2)?
This must have been a manual copy? Because it should be
"Using_Versions" (capital "V"), which I believe ends up as
the last kernel symbol stored. So when a bogus EIP like this
one is encountered, the kernel's ksymoops output typically
consists of "EIP is at Using_Versions+<some bizarre offset>".
So the bogus EIP is 0x8491a899, and when it was cycled through
lookup_symbol(), it looks to have come out as:
EIP is at Using_Versions+0x8491a898 (2.4.21-4.EL)
or (EIP-1), if it was transposed correctly. And that doesn't make
any mathematical sense AFAICT.
In any case, like Jason said, there's nothing to work with here.
Thanks Dave & Ernie,
I appreciate that you've taken this bug even after such a long time.
I do need to let you both know that I have resolved this issue and that
problem was that init was corrupted. Once we restored a good copy the
machine runs well again. My apologies in not closing this bug out
myself. Can either of close this bug? or tell me how I can?
Once Again thanks for efforts they are greatly appreciated