Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200037
kernel-2.6.17-1.2396.fc6 crashes with illegal instruction
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:02 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the above i586 rpm.
2. Try to boot
3. Shortly after boot (right after IDE initialization I think) the system will
crash with an illegal instruction
Crash with illegal instruction.
A good boot.
Last used kernel on this system was kernel-2.6.17-1.2439.fc6. System is K6-2
late model (350 or 500 Mhz). 128 MB of RAM. No taint at this point in boot
(later on I use a madwifi driver, but this is pre-load).
I believe it is trying to run a 686 instruction (compexch). I do not know that.
I cannot save a log, but would a digital photo of the screen help?
Sure, can't hurt to get any debug info we can right now, because I'm out of
ideas what's going on.
Note that you can also get more lines of text onscreen using vga=1 if it helps.
Created attachment 133206 [details]
screenshot of error
Ok, this is a bit blurry. I am sorry, I shake. I believe I can read most of it,
so hopefully you get what you need. If not, I will try to get my hands on a
tripod (not easy for me). This is definitely an illegal opcode being executed,
so my guess is there is an assembly routine that uses something it should not
or the compiler flags are broken.
Ah, someone else just hit this bug, and they have a clearer photo, so I'll dupe
this bug against that one :-)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200549 ***