Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121062
Freeze -- Machine Check Exception
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
Description of problem:
I was just working on the computer (compiling gtkmm in a terminal
while working with Mozilla), when the system froze with the Caps Lock
and Scroll Lock lights blinking. After rebooting (it rebooted fine
and seems to be working okay now), I checked /var/log/messages and saw
Apr 16 10:13:13 Eenie kernel: CPU 0: Machine Check Exception:
The line before that was dated over an hour before and appears
unrelated. The line after that in the log corresponds to when I
rebooted and thus is also unrelated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
'rpm -q kernel' reports kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
This is the First Time I've Ever Seen It (TM).
What other information would you need? If this indicates there's
something wrong with my system, what kind of diagnostics should I run?
This is likely a hardware problem - CPU or memory, even mobo. Keep
stressing by compiling gtkmm or kernel, you should be able to
reproduce the MCE.
Sorry for not responding sooner. I tried stressing it a couple times,
but didn't see the error/warning again. I guess I should have closed
it myself. Sorry about that. Anyway, thanks for the quick response.
Hopefully it was just a one-time fluke, though I won't be surprised
if it comes up again...