Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240339
kernel BUG at include/linux/netdevice.h:898!
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:04 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Doing a network install with ipv4 and ipv6 selected on a machine with an e1000
network card, I'm seeing a frequent kernel panic. The text of the panic is
attached to this bug.
Not 100%, but occurs more often than not.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hook up a serial cable.
2. Do a network install, selecting the defaults of ipv4 and ipv6 selected.
3. Keep trying until you get a panic.
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log file from over serial console
Created attachment 155030 [details]
image of similar traceback
I get a similar, but not quite identical, traceback on 3168. Here's a picture.
(the machine I've got this on is a t41 in the docking station)
this is lacking a lot of debugging info. Please post *all* the dmesg output,
lspci -vvv, ethtool -e ethX, etc. in the bugzilla.
(Originally posted this to #220725, but I was pointed to this bug.)
I'm using a ThinkPad R50 and kernel 2.6.21-1.3163.fc7. Cold start (power off and
on) works ok, but after issuing the command 'reboot', booting ends with a kernel
panic and the following message:
EIP: [<f8a8944f>] e1000_clean+0x1d6/0x23a [e1000] SS:ESP 0068:c0762fa8
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
This is reproducible: cold start works every time and reboot fails every time.
lspci says that the NIC is Intel 82540EP, rev 03
I will attach full dmesg and lspci -vvv output.
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dmesg (cold start) and lspci -vvv output from ThinkPad R50, comment #5
Dave has a patch from Intel that should fix this in the next kernel.