Bug 130159 - FC3test1 Kernel Oops during boot on i865G/P4 PC
Summary: FC3test1 Kernel Oops during boot on i865G/P4 PC
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target FC4Target
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Reported: 2004-08-17 16:20 UTC by Bevis King
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-04 01:16:53 UTC

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Description Bevis King 2004-08-17 16:20:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
Fedora Core 3 test 1 installs fine off CD-ROM; after reboot the kernel
immediately panics with a Kernel Oops.  Install CD kernel ran fine.
Machine is a Viglen Genie Pentium-4 machine based on the intel i865G
chipset (intel D865GLC motherboard, Pentium-4 2.8E GHz (800MHz FSB),
512MB DDR400 RAM).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install Fedora Core 3 test 1
2.  Boot from HD

Actual Results:  Kernel oops at very early stage of boot.  Machine
never usable.

Expected Results:  Kernel boots...

Additional info:

The following is the output (written down by hand, but checked
carefully against printout before clearing):

init /boot/init-2.6.7-1.478smp.img
     [Linux-initrd @ 0x1eef1000, 0x2e654 bytes]

Uncompressing Linux.... OK, booting the kernel
ACPI: S3 and PAE do not like each other for now, S3 disabled
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
printing eip:
*pde = 00003001
Oops:  0000 [#1]
Modules linked in:
CPU:     1
EIP:     0060:[<00000008>]  Not tainted
EFLAGS:  00010202   (2.6.7-1.478smp)
EIP is at 0x8
eax: 00000000   ebx: 00000000    ecx: 00000000    edx: 00000000
esi: 000003e8   edi: 021c4e55    edp: 021cdfd4    esp: 20ebaf9c
ds:  0060       es:  0287        ss:  0068
Process swapper: (pid: 1, threadinfo=20eba000 task=20e8b730)
Stack: 00000001  021d8c0c  00000000  00000000  00000000  021d1dfb 
00000000  021e27ee
       023ae028  0239b64e  000000f4  02436c40  0239b72b  023897ea 
023ff1ec  00000000
       021004dd  00000000  00000000  02100419  00000000  021041f1 
00000000  00000000
Call Trace:
[<021d8c0c>]<1>Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference

Comment 1 Bevis King 2004-09-06 14:20:56 UTC
I've just seen an identical fault (same EIP etc) on an Intel i875PBZ
based motherboard.  Really not having much luck with these intel
chipsets and Fedora Core 3 test 1.  I'm currently trying the 2.6.8-520
kernel on that machine....

Comment 2 Bevis King 2004-09-07 10:51:33 UTC
Added Kernel 2.6.8-520 to the kickstart install and once rekicked it
now boots correctly and normally on the i875PBZ machine; however the
system remains unusable due to bug #130004 (NFS client Oops).

Comment 3 Ronny Buchmann 2004-10-19 20:40:50 UTC
please close this bug

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:39:17 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 5 Bevis King 2005-07-21 10:43:16 UTC
As mentioned in comment #2, the 2.6.8-520 kernel fixed this bug.  The machines
concerned are currently operational with production FC3 with no problems.

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