Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 296641
Eeek! page_mapcount(page) went negative! (-1)
Last modified: 2008-01-23 18:01:55 EST
Today I experienced a kernel eeek with kernel-126.96.36.199-81.fc7, which
is currently posted to updates-testing. There was the following
sequence of events:
* Disconnect Ethernet cable, mouse, and power cable to go to meeting.
* Close laptop lid, laptop goes to sleep.
* Open laptop lid and press power button to wake up laptop.
* Emacs window is not redrawing; found Eeek! message in gnome-terminal window.
I will attach log output.
Created attachment 199831 [details]
/var/log/messages from the time of cable disconnection to eeek
before digging into this one any further, does this machine survive a run of
A few cases where this has been hit before have been down to bad memory or other
memtest86 v3.3 finds no errors.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
I haven't experienced an eeek with this particular trace with Fedora 8, though I
have reported other oopses in separate bugs. I'm beginning to suspect there
might be a general problem when I suspend/hibernate which results in a variety
of kernel crashes. (See bug 428329.)
Hmm, okay. I'll update to Fedora 8 and close as CURRENTRELEASE but please
re-open if the eeks come back. Thanks for filing...