Bug 26840 - crash on boot with "Aiee, killing interrupt handler"
crash on boot with "Aiee, killing interrupt handler"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2001-02-09 11:19 EST by jim schwarz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-15 23:34:07 EST
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Description jim schwarz 2001-02-09 11:19:26 EST
using the pcmcia boot disk and installing from ftp.redhat.com, redhat 
linux 7.0 crashes on boot. redhat 6.2 worked fine

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
0.get a dell latittude lt, 64MB RAM, 1GHD, no partitions, no CD
1.boot from pcmcia boot disk
2.install redhat server 7.0 from ftp.redhat.com	

after successful overnight install, reboot


Code: 8b 4a 04 85 etc.
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-02-09 11:36:53 EST
Is there any way tou can copy more of the oops into this report?  The call trace
section is especially important.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-02-09 11:37:39 EST
Also, at what point in the boot process does this crash occur?  When starting
PCMCIA services?
Comment 3 jim schwarz 2001-02-09 12:07:48 EST
the crash is right at the initializing pcmcia services section of boot.
how much of what is on the screen should i enter here? i.e. how much of the "*" 
do you need?

my screen has this on it:

Code: 8b 4a 04 85 c9 74 22 8b 5a 18 8b 02 89 01 8b 0a 85 c9 74 08
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2001-02-09 12:45:49 EST
The first line at the Call Trace: section should be enough to start.
Comment 5 jim schwarz 2001-02-09 13:21:37 EST
here are the last two lines:

27>] [<c01dab4e>][c010f560>]
       [<c01dab4e>] [<c010a06d>] [<c011157a>][<c01dacf6>] [<c0117a0d>] [<c010a4
78>] [<c01d9227>][<c01dab4e>]
       [<c010f560>] [<c01dab4e>] [<c010a06d>] [<c011157a>] [<c01dacf6>]
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2001-03-15 23:34:04 EST
I also get a crash on boot using a Dell Latitude C800. It occurrs immediately 
after the PCMCIA service is started. I get this not metter whether the card is 
inserted or not.

Code: 8b 4e 08 83 f9 ff 0f 84 a7 00 00 00 89 c8 25 ff 01 00 00 8b
Aiee, killing interrupt handler ...

Note, I also got a similiar error after installing Mandrake 7.2.


Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2001-03-15 23:48:37 EST
This will be fixed in the next release - the following in
/etc/pcmcia/config.opts needs to be changed from:

include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff


include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2001-03-16 00:55:59 EST
I have changed the config.opts file to reflect the different port

i.e. include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0xc00-0xcff

however, I am still getting the boot crash. 

I hashed out that line completely and used a different range as described in 
the PCMCIA-Howto

i.e. include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
     include memory 0x80000000-0x80ffffff

I have also excluded irq 3 and 5 as per the HOWTO, but have not had success.

This laptop has 256 MB of RAM. Will that make a difference to where the pcmcia 
resource window is? Any other ideas for me to try?
Comment 9 Matt Wilson 2001-03-16 00:57:59 EST
is your pci router detected?
Comment 10 Need Real Name 2001-03-16 01:22:38 EST
I don't think so because there is no /proc/pci file.

Also when I run /etc/init.d/pcmcia status I get 

   ./pcmcia: pidof: command not found
   cardmfg is stopped

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