Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 261461
Errors popping up on the console.
Last modified: 2009-06-11 16:39:38 EDT
Description of problem: We get the following messages on the console when it is
idle for a period of time. The periodicity is random and cannot be reproduced at
>>Message from syslogd@amdlinux64-03 at Wed Aug 22 13:30:06 2007 ...
>>amdlinux64-03 kernel: general protection fault: 0000  SMP
Message fromm syslogd@amdlinux64-03 at Wed Aug 22 17:26:58 2007 ...
amdlinux64-03 kernel: Oops: 0000  SMP
Message from syslogd@amdlinux64-03 at Wed Aug 22 17:26:59 2007 ...
amdlinux64-03 kernel: CR2: 0000000000006e81
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):2.6.9-5.ELsmp
How reproducible:Not reproducible by user. Random display of the bug/error.
Created attachment 177241 [details]
Something we found on dmesg which is possibly related to the error
(In reply to comment #0)
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):2.6.9-5.ELsmp
A few things...
1) you filed this bug against Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, but the kernel
referenced above is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel. Just to be clear,
you're running RHEL4, right?
2) you filed the bug for "athlon" hardware, but your host name suggests it is a
64-bit AMD processor, which is x86_64. Can you please confirm the arch you're
running? ("uname -m" on the host will tell you)
3) please try a later RHEL4 kernel, 2.6.9-5.ELsmp is relatively ancient, the
RHEL4 kernel has been updated many times since then. Its quite possible your
problem is already solved by running the latest RHEL4 kernel.
You are correct. This is RHEL 4.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant)
Kernel \r on an \m
[root@amdlinux64-03 ~]# uname -m
This machine had a previous installation of RHEL 3 which had the same error
(popping up the errors on the console) and Red Hat recommending an OS upgrade
which we did.
We still see the same errors being displayed though its less random than before.
Thanks for your reply.
Can you also confirm that you're running kernel 2.6.9-5.ELsmp? And if so, please try updating to a later
RHEL4 kernel, as this could well be something that is already resolved in the latest RHEL4 kernel.
This is what my Sr. UNIX admin says,
"This issue has been seen on kernels as new as 2.6.22"
Do let me know of any information you require so that you can provide us a
Bhavana, does this sound like anything you've run into before? Hoping maybe AMD is already aware of a
problem here and can possibly provide guidance.
No activity in over a year and a half... If this continues to be an issue, please make sure you've got the latest BIOS for your system and the most recent RHEL4 kernel installed -- even if the issue exists in some upstream kernel, its possible its been fixed in an as-yet-unreleased kernel and has been backported -- and reopen the bug if this is still a problem.