Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144480
Kernel 1069: Kernel panic on boot - buffered_rmqueue, __alloc_pages
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:15:01 EST
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Description of problem:
Oops: 0002 [ #1 ]
Modules Linked in:
EIP: 0060:[<C014105F>] Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 00010246 (2.6.10-1.1069_FC4)
EIP is at buffered_rmqueue + 0x1ff/0x244
eax: 00000000 ebx: c13fd220 ecx: 00000400 edx: 00000007
Process Swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo = c03ab000 task=c034fc20)
Stack: dfe91000 00000000 c13fd220 00000246 00080d0
[ <c01411e1>] __alloc_pages + 0xae/0x295
[ <c0141410>] get_zeroed_page + 0x24/0x30
[ ..... ] pidmap_init + 0xb/0x36
[ ..... ] start_kernel + 0x110/0x16c
<0> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task
Kernel 1063 works fine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora
I met just the same symptom.
kernel: 2.6.10-1.1069_FC4, 2.6.10-1.1070_FC4
CPU : Pentium4 2.66GHz
CHIPSET : intel 82865G
MEMORY : 512MB
HDD : ATA 40GB
Just same as this symptom. A Oops is occured on boot time.
But, kernel-2.6.10-1.1053_FC4 and kernel-2.6.10-bk8 are OK.
Cannot reproduce with kernel 1074.
leave this open until I figure out *why* this happens.
It was fixed by dropping the addition of GFP_ZERO. This patch is
likely to spawn a whole bunch of users using it to obtain zeroed
memory, so long-term this isn't a solution. Upstream are looking at
this issue as well as its not fedora-specific.
By the way while kernel 1074 does boot, it doesn't work well at all.
Evolution starts the first time with it, and then locks up
every time after. Furthermore the system froze within 10 mins of
using it. Should I investigate further and file more bugzillas?
Kernel 1063 works fine for me.
no, I know whats causing that too. That's an unrelated issue.
(incompatability between CONFIG_PAGEALLOC and the periodic-slab-checker)
Kernel 1075 with the slab-checker fix did not
correct the Evolution problem.
However kernel 1076 boots, and fixes evolution too.
fixed upstream now, and in the rebased update kernels in rawhide.