Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59268
kernel BUG at /usr/src/build/65535-i686/BUILD/kernel-2.4.17/linux/include/asm/spinlock.h:90!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
booted from kernel-bigmem-2.4.17-0.6
2 8G 4xPIII machines died within hours of eachother, one had this in the logs:
Jan 30 23:55:18 tigris kernel: kernel BUG at /usr/src/build/65535-
Jan 30 23:55:18 tigris kernel: invalid operand: 0000
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.It just happens after uptime of a few days and withmost of the 8G ram used
for file system buffers and only 2G swap which we think is all unused (it is
whenever we look).
We also find unless we artifically limit the RAM with MEM=something less than
8G the machine won't even bootup, but this is with all 2.4 bigmem/enterprise
kernels we have tried, compiled ourselves OR prebuilt
Does this behave any better with current rawhide kernels (2.4.18-0.x)?
We have been trying 2.4.18-0.4bigmem with an uptime of 14 days so far.
The MEM= problem we also mentioned was fixed with a BIOS update from DELL but
this did not fix uptime-crashing problems.
Anyway, possibly 2.4.18 has fixed it, if we have no further issues in 4-6 weeks
we will presume it has and install that kernel on the other boxes.