Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47397
Kernel panic and other errors while rebooting
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
I was just doing nothing with my computer, so the screensaver was on
when I noticed the screen was frozen. Nor the keyboard neither the mouse
worked. Only choice left: reset. I did it.
When it booted again I got a
Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task
In idle: not syncing.
This time I had to unplug the computer. After 5 minutes I tried again.
In many trials I got hundreds of errors. These:
-After checking /root (passed), it stopped checking /home (failed)
and trying to repair it with fsck gave no result (when the computer
tried to reboot, it freezes again)
-After checking both /root and /home (passed), it stopped at sshd
saying: /etc/rc.d/rc line 117 951 segmentation fault $i start
-At the end of the startup, black screen and message:
Id "x" respawning too fast disabled for 5 minutes (and waiting
produces the same message again: I had to unplug)
-Inside KDE, trying to open anything gave an error related to
inode and in a few seconds X was disabled again for 5 minutes.
Since somebody tells me the Oops is important, I noticed that
when this appeared it was 0002. If this helps..
After a couple of hours I tried and I was succesfull. Now it seems
to be everything ok.
It happened to me before a screen frozen, but after a reset
it was ok. So I think this is not easily reproducible.
But I confess I have no idea.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. No idea, again
Hmm this smells like either some hardware fault or a kernel bug; the later
will be very hard to track down if it doesn't happen again. Since you say
that all is well now, I will make this bug "NEEDINFO" and hope that you will
open it again if this happens again. If it does happen again, could you check
the /var/log/messages file afterwards and see if there is an oops-message in
I hope you system stays stable though ;)