Bug 20646 - Seg fault on shutdown
Seg fault on shutdown
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-11-10 11:32 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 22:31:03 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-10 11:32:52 EST
On an HP XM3 running RH 7.0 (with all published patches applied) generates 
a seg fault at shutdown.  Does not appear to be a pressing problem, as 
system comes back up with clean file systems.  After final message "System 
halted" the following is the seg fault info which comes up (this PC has 
a "Smart Switch" which may not be properly responding to the operating 
system's attempt to do a "soft switch" shutdown, though not sure if a 
malfunctioning "Smart switch" would be severe enough to cause this seg 
fault, or if that's what's actually happening here):

Code <1> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual 
address 0000011c

Current-> tss.cr3=03a1a000, %cr3=03a1a000
*pde=00000000
oops: 0000
eip: 0010 [<c010a40d>]
eflags: 00010046
Process halt (pid:1053, process nr: 16, stackpage=c2abdd000)

/etc/rc0.d/S01halt: line 1: 1053 Segmentation Fault  halt -i -d -p

Command being used is:  shutdown -h now
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-01-27 03:32:16 EST
you likely have a buggy APM BIOS.  Try booting with "linux apm=no"

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