Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61137
general protection fault: fdf8 on shutdown
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
When shutting down my system by using the command "shutdown -h now" or
"poweroff," the kernel has a general protection fault right after it displays
"Power down." on the screen instead of turning off my computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up the system.
2. Login as a user or root and type: shutdown -h now
or type: poweroff
or if you are at the logon box, click the halt or shutdown option.
3. Everything shuts down successfully saying "[ OK ]" at each step until at
the end where it says "Power down." the kernel then has a general protection fault.
Actual Results: The output that is shown:
Unmounting filesystems: [ OK ]
md: stopping all md devices.
general protection fault: fdf8
eax:0000fdfa ebx:00000001 ecx:00000001 edx:00000000
esi:00008026 edi:00000292 edp:67890000 esp:cc3f1da4
ds:0058 esi:0000 ss:0018
Process halt (pid:4478, stackpage=cc3f1000)
Then it shows all kinds of addresses here relating to the stack.
Then at the bottom it says:
code: Bad EIP balue.
/etc/rc0.d/S01halt: line 1: 4478 Segmentation fault halt -i -d -p
Expected Results: As I've seen on other computers, it should turn my computer
off at this stage, but that doesn't happen. This computer has the ability to be
turned off when shutting down in Windows 98, but not in redhat 7.2.
I am using the Red Hat 7.2 kernel that came right off the installation CDs. I
have tried a newer kernel version 2.4.9-21 and this behavior still exists.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-5AX
CPU: AMD K6-2 500mhz processor.
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Bios version: I am using the F4 bios version from gigabyte's web site.
Memory: 256 megs of SDRAM
BIOS problem not kernel, closing