Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180064
oops in get_page_from_freelist
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:25:04 EST
Description of problem:
Yum was in the middle of downloading kernel-debuginfo (go figure) when X became
completely unresponsive. Walked away for a few minutes, and when I came back,
it had generated an oops (attached)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ uname -a
Linux ip70-171-208-137.tc.ph.cox.net 2.6.15-1.1909_FC5 #1 Sat Feb 4 12:56:32 EST
2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Have been seeing similar lockup since at the latest build 1898... Had always
immediately reset the machine though so don't know if they would have come back
with a similar oops.
Kernel not tainted.
Created attachment 124196 [details]
oops message from /var/log/messages
oopses here are usually indicative of bad memory. Have you tried running
memtest on this box for a while ?
It's a core function that every user hits, so if there was a problem here,
there'd be more reports, but yours is the only one I've seen here recently.
I gave it an overnight memtest run the last time I fiddled with memory (added a
512 stick to bring it up to 768), and it's been pretty stable since then (30-day
uptimes, limited not by crashiness but rebooting for new kernel etc.) but just
to make sure I'll give memtest another run tonight...
Attaching most recent boot dmesg stuff for hardware reference.
Created attachment 124477 [details]
most recent dmesg (from newer kernel build)
Ok, 18 hours/22 passes of memtest86+ 1.65 resulted in not a single memory error.
I understand that's not a conclusive non-existence proof, but if the problem
*was* due to a memory error, it was very much a fluke.
I'll leave it up to you whether you want to close this for now; I know that
trying to find a non-reproducible bug is nigh impossible; I always file anyway
just in case someone else sees it and corroborates.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
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In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
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