Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248932
kernel panics -- not sure why
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
sometimes kernel panics. I use ndiswrapper (I have to, my BCM4318 is not
supported even in the latest kernels by John Linville) and now in Guadec when I
was switching often networks, I got couple of kernel panics.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-126.96.36.199-27.fc7 (the latter seems to be worse)
from time to time (like twice a day)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.use computer, with connection failing anytime (because of overloaded
infrastructure), many times switch different networks, etc.
computer freezes, with ScrollLock and CapsLocks flashing
everything works fine and the world gets to the peace and harmony
I am not quite sure for what to look in the /var/log/messages so I am attaching
whole thing. Anything more? (this is the first time I am filing bug about kernel
panics, so not sure what's required).
Created attachment 159598 [details]
ndiswrapper will cause problems on fedora kernels.
The only known fix is to use the linuxant 16k stack kernels.
I can understand that you don't want to get a dirty with binary-only stuff
(being desktop team bugmaster I close nvidia/ati bugs every day), however this
is a regression -- ndiswrapper works like a charm with 2.6.21 and previous
kernels, but not with 2.6.22.