Bug 143630 - kernel panic after killing slattach
Summary: kernel panic after killing slattach
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-23 01:43 UTC by Steve Friedman
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-03 00:27:03 UTC
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Description Steve Friedman 2004-12-23 01:43:11 UTC
Description of problem:
Newly installed fc3 with all updates as of 2004-12-22.  In run-level 3
started an slattach, ifconfig, attempted to use the resultant serial
port, then killed -9 the job.  The hardware is a new IBM xSeries 306.
 Immediately got the following screen (this info is typed in, not

EFLAGS: 00010202   (2.6.9-1.681_FC3smp)
EIP is at sl_tx_timeout+0x40/0xd3 [slip]
eax: 00000000  ebx: 21776400 ecx: 023b3fbc  edx: 022f1841
exi: 21776640  ebi: 21776640 ebp: 023b3fcc  esp: 023b3fa4
ds: 007b es: 007b ss; 0068
Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo=023b3000 task=0230aa60)
Stack: 022f1841 21776400 02278128 03407760 02278181 022f1841 21776400
        02127254 00000246 023b3fcc 023b3fcc 0000000a 00000001 0237b88
        00000000 02123eb8 02379f94 00000046 023a4184 0046a007 021802a9
Call Trace:
 [<02278128>] dev_watchdog+0x0/0x91
 [<02278181>] dev_watchdog+0x59/0x91
 [<02127254>] run_timer_softirq+0x123/0x145
 [<02123eb8>] __do_softirq+0x4c/0xb1
 [<021082a9>] do_softirq+0x4f/0x56
 [<021162fb>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0xd9/0xdd
 [<021040e5>] mwait_idle+0x33/0x42
 [<0210409d>] cpu_idle+0x26/0x3b
 [<0237a784>] start_kernel+0x194/0x198
Code: 01 0f 84 aa 00 00 00 8b 43 24 8b 73 64 a8 82 0f 84 9c 00 00 00
a1 a0 c8 30
 02 2b 43 4c 2d 20 4e 00 00 0f 88 89 00 00 00 0b 46 04 <8b> 50 04 ff
92 d4 00 00
 00 85 c0 75 0b 83 7e 2c 00 b8 30 25 ab
<0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel: kernel-2.6.9-1.681_Fc3smp
slattach: net-tools-1.60-37
udev: udev-039019.FC3.6

How reproducible:
Could not reproduce.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start kernel in run-level 3 (I set it both in /boot/grub/ and
2. Login as normal user, su to root.
3. Execute "/sbin/slattach  -p slip -s 115200 /dev/tty0 &"
4. Noted via statserial that CTS was not asserted.
4. Switched to another window, logged in, and attempted to send
many packets to port. 
5. kill -9 of the above pid
Actual results:
See kernel panic dump

Expected results:
System to kill job and continue processing.

Additional info:
If I did a startx, started a terminal (in fvwm 2.5.10, if it matters),
then did the slattach in the foreground and hit CTRL-C, then I lost
all keyboard functionality until I exited X every time.  However, I
could not reproduce the kernel panic.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:57:43 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 2 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 00:27:03 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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