Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438416
Bogus kernel warning generated on boot as VMware guest
Last modified: 2008-05-05 11:52:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Have a fresh kvm/qemu vm install of Rawhide from boot.iso running kernel
2.6.25-0.121.rc5.git4.fc9 and get a WARNING: strange, CPU MTRRs all blank? and
kernel oops on boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The computer is a Dell M1710 with F8 as the OS. The Rawhide VM still runs once
getting past the kernel oops message after the GUI loads.
Created attachment 298735 [details]
I get the same oops at bootup, also the 'a kernel error has occured' after logging
in as a user to the X/gnome session.
This is inside a VM on VMWare-Server-1.0.4 (with RHEL5 as the host OS).
This is just a warning.
Also, I'm not sure why you think it's bogus. VMWare isn't setting the MTRRs. It
should. (Or if it doesn't, it shouldn't pretend to have any)