Bug 125920 - Boot up failed and system freezed
Boot up failed and system freezed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-06-13 23:47 EDT by Lewis
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:41:52 EDT
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Description Lewis 2004-06-13 23:47:03 EDT
Description of problem:

Bad: System panic at boot up with smp kernel(kernel-smp.2.4.20-
31.9).  I'd like to past the whole dump to here but they are only 
logged in the console.  Part of the error is as follow:

----- cut --------

printing eip:
Oops: 0000

CPU: 1
EIP: 0060:[<00000000>] Not Tainted
EFLAGS: 00010086

EIP is at [unresolved] (2.4.20-31.9smp)

Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c36b7000)

Call Trace: [<c0122bc5>] call_console_drivers [kernel] 0x65 
[<c0122e32>] printk [kernel] 0x142 (0xc36b7ff4))

Code: Bad EIP value.
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing

--------- end ------------
System freezed at this point.

Motherboard: ASUS P2B-D
2x P2400
Display card: PCI Voodoo3 with 16MB RAM

Good: System running without any problem with Uni-processor kernel 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Startup computer
2. Choose SMP kernel in Grub
3. System freezed
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Comment 1 Lewis 2004-06-13 23:48:05 EDT
System is using as production webserver.  Would like to resolve the 
issue soon.
Comment 2 Rik van Riel 2004-06-14 10:16:37 EDT
I am sorry, but the Red Hat Linux 9 distribution was discontinued last
april and is no longer receiving any maintenance updates from Red Hat.

You might want to try either the Fedora Core 1 kernel, or the 3rd
party updates to Red Hat Linux 9 that are being released by the Fedora
Legacy project.
Comment 3 Lewis 2004-06-14 10:23:34 EDT
Hi, do you mean I can apply the Fedora kernel to my Redhat 9 system?
Comment 4 Lewis 2004-06-14 11:50:08 EDT
Just installed kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2188.nptl.i686 and reboot the 
system.  System can boot up further, however it still get a panic 
message and the last error message appears as:

Code: (a bunch of numbers this time, not Bad EIP value anymore)
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing
Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:41:52 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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