Bug 53946 - Kernel panic on boot of SMP kernel (I think)
Kernel panic on boot of SMP kernel (I think)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-23 21:23 EDT by Mike Westkamper
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:11 EDT
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Description Mike Westkamper 2001-09-23 21:23:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill idle task
In idle task - not syncing

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot default

Actual Results:  Kernel Panic

Expected Results:  Boot

Additional info:

RH Linux 7.1 Deluxe/Intel (RH30000US) (RH30000US)
Installed RedHat 7.1 from CD (purchased). Default installed the 
The motherboard is a Micro-Star 945D Pro version 1.0. There are two cpu's 
installed, two 72 GB ide drives and CDrom. When the system re-boots after 
install I get a kernel panic the info on the screen is below. It happens 
every time. It boots successfully with the UP kernel.
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
at Virtual address 00000018
Printing EIP:00000018
pgd entry c0101000: 00000000
pmd entry c0101000: 00000000
... pmd not present
Oops: 0000
EIP: 0010:00000018
EFLAGS: 0010246
eax: 00000000 ebx: c0107290 ecx: 00000032 edx: c145c000
esi: c145c000 edi: c145c000 ebp: c0107290 esp: c145dfb0
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process Swapper
   (pid:0, stackpage c145d000)
A lot to copy, but I can get it if it will help...
Call trace: [<c0107342>] [<c0185859>]
Code: Bad EIP Value
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill idle task
In idle task - not syncing
Comment 1 Jim Harris 2002-06-18 22:53:40 EDT
I think this is the same issue:

I have a Digital Celebris, 64 megs memory, 2 "classic" 166 mhz Pentium chips, 
64 megs mem. a 170 meg IDE (/boot) and two fast/wide SCSI drives on a Q-logic 
IPE SCSI card.

I installed 7.1 (2.4.2-2 SMP) and it works like a champ.
I updated to the 2.4.9-34 SMP kernel, and every reboot ends in a kernel panic 
("Attempted to kill init!")

2.4.9-34 UP kernel always boots successfully.

The displayed stack-frame:

Oops: 000
Kernel 2.4.9-34smp
CPU:     0
EIP:     0010:[<c0114457>]  Not tainted
EFLAGS:  00010246
EIP is at IO_APC_get_PCI_irq_vector [kernel] 0x17
eax: 00000000   ebx: c122ec00   ecx: 00000000   edx: 00000000
esi: 00000010   edi: 00000001   ebp: c1117fab   esp: c1117f80
ds: 0018   es:0018   ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 1, stackpage=c1117000)
Stack: 00000001 ffffffff c122ec00 00000010 00000001 c1117fab c02f49ad 00000000
       00000001 00000000 0008e000 c1116000 c02effc0 c0105000 0008e000 c02f4621
       00000000 c02d4cac 00000000 c0249cff c01b0e76 c1116000 c02f092b c0105288
Call Trace: [<c0105000>] stext [kernel] 0x0
[<co249cff>] .rodata.str1.1 [kernel] 0x11fa
[<co1b0e76>] pci_init [kernel] 0x6
[<c0105288>] init [kernel] 0x28
[<c0105000>] stext [kernel] 0x0
[<c0105856>] kernel_thread [kernel] 0x26
[<c0105260>] init [kernel] 0x0

Code: 83 3c 90 ff 75 23 52 68 00 24 23 c0 e8 e8 52 00 00 8b 44 24
 <0>Kernel panic: Atttempted to kill init!

end stack frame
Comment 2 Jim Harris 2002-06-19 00:23:45 EDT

I did some snooping around on Bugzilla, and found bug 63296 (viz: 7.3 RH)
that sounds suspiciously like this one....  one guy put up a stack-frame that 
was almost the spittin' image of the one I entered above....

There are also some interesting proposed solutions/workarounds.

Question:  how many of these updated kernels would work with 7.1?

(BTW)  I originally tried installing 7.3 on this system and gave it up because 
it was so painful.... I back-rev'd to 7.1 just to see what was what.  I may try 
going back to 7.3, if I can get the kernel they suggest...

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:11 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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