Bug 5872 - oops on poweroff
Summary: oops on poweroff
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
: 6068 7541 9369 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-12 08:06 UTC by maikcat
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-05-25 22:45:25 UTC

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Description maikcat 1999-10-12 08:06:56 UTC
when i give --shutdown -h now-- after the power down
message,it shows me a memory dump and the error message--
unable to handle kernels paging request at virtual address
my configuration is:
k6-2 400
soyo sy-5ehm with bios revision eh-1ca1
64mb dimm 100mhz
diamond viper 550 16mb pci
sb 16pnp
2.5 western digital hdd

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-12 15:10:59 UTC
Does the EIP of the oops start with 0010 or 0050?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-18 21:16:59 UTC
*** Bug 6068 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When I try shutdown -h 0, after stopping all md devices, the
machine dumps a full screen of registers/stack and hangs,
without turning off the power.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-17 21:06:59 UTC
*** Bug 7541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 5 garry.lancaster 2000-01-09 18:21:59 UTC
I also get this bug with my K6-III/400 and Soyo motherboard. I have posted a
screenshot showing the stack dump etc. at

Hope this help.

- Garry Lancaster.

Comment 6 marty 2000-02-08 16:53:59 UTC
Another report of this bug (though for Red Hat Linux 6.1), removing '-p' from
the halt script did not help.

Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA586AX F2
CPU:  AMD K6-3/400
BIOS:  Award 4.51PG
Video card:  Diamond Viper AGP V550 8MB  1.95e4904
Hard drive:  Western Digital 20 Gb 7200 RPM EIDE WD205BA
Network card:  Intel Etherexpress Pro+ pci 10/100

Customer shuts down with 'shutdown -h now'. Process hangs at 'Power Down' output
line. The only way out is to Ctrl+Alt+Del, which prints "Stopping all md
devices" then reboots.

Turned off all APM features in BIOS, booted with apm=off as boot parameter.
Still same behavior.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-12 19:57:59 UTC
*** Bug 9369 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Guðmundur D. H. 2000-05-25 22:45:59 UTC
I got this error also, that was because i has both AT and ATX power support on
the motherboard. But the motherboard was connected to the Powersupply with a AT
connector. When the machine tried to turn it self off.. then this error appeard.
Could this be some of yours problem?

Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-08 04:11:02 UTC
This is, in its roots, a bios problem.

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