Bug 440583 - nit[1]: segfault at 00000006 eip 00000006 esp bf81c558 error 4 with kernel 2.6.24 on Dell Inspiron E1505
Summary: nit[1]: segfault at 00000006 eip 00000006 esp bf81c558 error 4 with kernel 2....
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-04 06:33 UTC by Jeff Cook
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:46:02 UTC
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Description Jeff Cook 2008-04-04 06:33:57 UTC
Description of problem:

Machine reports init[1]: segfault at 00000006 eip 00000006 esp bf81c558 error 4
repeatedly in an endless loop while trying to boot. 

With quiet removed from the GRUB command, printk notifies that 314xxx messages
were suppressed on each error and this loop begins after "Write protecting the
kernel read-only data: 844k".

The address following esp changes on each boot. This time it was bf81c558 ... on
reboot, it is bfe38b78, after another reboot it is bfd7e2b8, and so on. This
problem has existed with every 2.6.24 kernel which yum has detected so far, most
recently Kernels <= work as expected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Attempt to boot a Dell Inspiron E1505 with Fedora 8 and Kernel 2.6.24. (Dell
Service Tag 4RJSBB1). Experience failure.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Acquire Dell Inspiron E1505 with Fedora 8 and kernel 2.6.24 installed
2. Attempt to boot system with kernel 2.6.24
3. Experience failure
Actual results:

System repeats esoteric error in endless loop

Expected results:

System boots and allows user to operate

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2008-04-04 17:07:50 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 440091 ***

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2008-04-04 17:10:10 UTC
On second thoughts, this is different, as you weren't updating to rawhide.
Still likely to be a mkinitrd bug though.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:46:02 UTC
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