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I was attempting to increase the number of virtual workspaces using
gnomecc. I clicked on the "workspaces" tab and the system hung. (I could
not ping it from other workstations, CTRL+ALT+F1-F7 didn't work,
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to exit X, etc) Upon inspection of /var/log/message, I
saw the following:
Feb 3 13:32:11 bigbear pppd: secondary DNS address 18.104.22.168
Feb 3 13:34:18 bigbear kernel: kernel BUG at vmscan.c:517!
Feb 3 13:34:18 bigbear kernel: invalid operand: 0000
Feb 3 13:39:54 bigbear syslogd 1.4-0: restart.
The first and last lines are not relevant to the crash, I included them
simply for context. As of right now I cannot reproduce the bug but will
try to mimic the situation more exactly later.
Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce
Red Hat Linux 7.0.90 (Fisher)
Athlon 1100Mhz, Asus A7V mainboard (KT133 chipset)
256M Crucial memory
Intel InBusiness 10/100 Network Adapter
Asus GeForce2 V7700 video card
Creative Sound Blaster Live X-Gamer 5.1 PCI Audio
Adaptec 2930 SCSI Adapter (all SCSI system)
Kernel modules installed:
Module Size Used by
usb-storage 24992 0 (unused)
sr_mod 14752 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 27136 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod]
ppp_async 6128 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 15968 3 (autoclean) [ppp_async]
NVdriver 606896 11 (autoclean)
eepro100 16368 1 (autoclean)
ipchains 33440 0 (unused)
cpia_pp 3728 0 (autoclean) (unused)
parport 24768 0 (autoclean) [cpia_pp]
cpia_usb 4640 0 (unused)
cpia 44080 0 [cpia_pp cpia_usb]
videodev 4896 0 [cpia]
usb-uhci 22176 0 (unused)
usbcore 48960 1 [usb-storage cpia_usb usb-uhci]
aic7xxx 120176 4
sd_mod 11264 4
scsi_mod 92240 3 [usb-storage sr_mod aic7xxx sd_mod]
The only modifications from stock on this sytem are the NVidia 0.9-6 X
driver & kernel module (compiled from source, installed without a hitch),
and the USB-Storage module for my Sandisk drive, which works much better
than in RH7.
I'd be more than happy to probive additional information, just email me.
If you're able to reproduce it, just make a note in this bug on how you
reproduced it, or especially if you did anything different than listed above.