Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0 on a still to be determined date in the near future. The original upgrade date has been delayed.
Bug 133971 - RHEL3 U3 kernel oops when running 2.4.21-20.6
RHEL3 U3 kernel oops when running 2.4.21-20.6
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2004-09-28 14:56 EDT by Juanjo Villaplana
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-12-20 15:56:43 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
There is a copy of the comments and attachments (from Bug #122077) that apply to this new bug. (1.61 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-28 15:04 EDT, Juanjo Villaplana
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2004:550 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 4 2004-12-20 00:00:00 EST

  None (edit)
Description Juanjo Villaplana 2004-09-28 14:56:33 EDT
Description of problem:

This bug was initially documented in Comment #62 of Bug #122077 and,
as requested by Ernie Petrides I opened this new bug for it.

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

2.4.21-20.6 (supplied by Larry Woodman).

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Juanjo Villaplana 2004-09-28 15:04:45 EDT
Created attachment 104455 [details]
There is a copy of the comments and attachments (from Bug #122077) that apply to this new bug.

Additional Comment #62 From Juanjo Villaplana (villapla@si.uji.es)  on
2004-09-20 16:57 -------

Server 2 (dl580) panic #1 with kernel 2.4.21-20.6.EL

Hi Larry,

After 36 hours of uptime with kernel 2.4.21-20.6 we have got the attached panic

on server 2.

We have switched to 2.4.21-15.0.4.dq.


------- Additional Comment #63 From Ernie Petrides (petrides@redhat.com) on
2004-09-20 19:16 -------

Hello, Juanjo.	Please open up a new bugzilla for the oops you just
documented in comment #62.  This bug has already been used to track
two separate problems (one fixed in U3, and the other committed to U4).


(Note to Larry: the changes you made to do_try_to_free_pages() were
 originally committed to -20.6.EL, and later updated in -20.7.EL, but
 I don't know whether this might be related to this latest kscand oops.)

------- Additional Comment #64 From Larry Woodman (lwoodman@redhat.com) on
2004-09-21 10:19 -------

Juanjo, I already fixed this panic.  Please grab the the approriate
kernel from here and rerun the test ASAP:


Thanks, Larry
Comment 2 Juanjo Villaplana 2004-09-28 15:10:42 EDT
Hi Larry,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I have been in vacation for a few days.

I have tried to download the new kernel, but it seems that the
contents of this directory has changed, the only rpm that applies to
us is kernel-2.4.21-20.12.EL.src.rpm ... should we rebuild this kernel
and try it?

Best regards,
Comment 3 Larry Woodman 2004-11-29 14:29:27 EST
Juanjo, I already fixed this panic.  Please grab the the approriate
kernel from here and rerun the test ASAP:


Thanks, Larry

Comment 4 Juanjo Villaplana 2004-12-01 06:22:05 EST
Hi Larry,

The server has been running fine with 2.4.21-25.EL (from RHEL3 U4
Beta) for the last 14 days.

The kernel you have made available is 2.4.21-26.EL and (according to
its changelog) the only change between -25.EL and -26.EL is:

* Tue Nov 16 2004 Ernie Petrides <petrides@redhat.com> kernel-2.4.21-26.EL

- fix yet another binfmt_elf loader vulnerability (Dave Anderson)

So I guess 2.4.21-25.EL already contains the fix for this panic and we
are currently testing it, please let me know if this is not true.

Comment 6 Larry Woodman 2004-12-01 09:53:48 EST
Juanjo, yes the fix to the panic you were seeing was already in kernel

Comment 7 Ernie Petrides 2004-12-02 21:38:17 EST
The fix for this problem was committed to the RHEL3 U4 patch pool
on 17-Sep-2004 (in kernel version 2.4.21-20.7.EL).
Comment 8 John Flanagan 2004-12-20 15:56:43 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.