Bug 615878 - Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Summary: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 15
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-07-19 08:06 UTC by Attila
Modified: 2012-06-12 12:28 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-06-12 12:28:04 UTC

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Description Attila 2010-07-19 08:06:42 UTC
Description of problem:

This message appears on first boot after the installation of Fedora 12 i386 PAE and Fedora 13 i386 PAE using RocketRaid 3120 Raid1 and 4GB of RAM:

dracut: Mounted root filesystem /dev/sda1
dracut: Loading SELinux policy
load_policy[421]: Segfault at 4 ip 002d4823 sp bfb08b50 error 6 in ld-2.12.so[2bf000+1e000]
dracut: Segmentation fault
dracut: switching root
init[1]: Segfault at 4 ip 00f0f823 sp bf90c2d0 error 6 in ld-2.12.so[efa000+1e000]
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted #1
Call Trace:
[<c0780b4f>] ? printk+0xf/0x18
[<c0780a8d>] panic+0x39/0xec
[<c0440800>] do_exit+0x5d/0x615
[<c044a0a8>] ? __sigqueue_free+0x2d/0x30
[<c044a436>] ? __dequeue_signal+0xd6/0xfe
[<c044c41b>] dequeue_signal+0xb1/0x120
[<c0440e23>] do_group_exit+0x6b/0x94
[<c044c7f8>] get_signal_to_deliver+0x36e/0x389
[<c0784e87>] ? do_page_fault+0x0/0x2fa
[<c0407c94>] do_signal+0x5a/0x6f4
[<c04a4a10>] ? free_pages+0x1d/0x1f
[<c04b1fa1>] ? print_wma_addr+0xb0/0xcf
[<c0780b4f>] ? printk+0xf/0x18
[<c04262ac>] ? __bad_area_nosemaphore+0xe1/0xf4
[<c0426304>] ? bad_area+0x35/0x3b
[<c0785085>] ? do_page_fault+0x1fe/0x2fa
[<c0784e87>] ? do_page_fault+0x0/0x2fa
[<c040834d>] do_notify_resume+0x1f/0x79
[<c0782cb4>] work_notifysig+0x13/0x1b
[drm:drm_fb_helper_panic *ERROR* panic occured, switching back to text console

The Hardware is:
- Raid controller: RocketRaid 3120
- Motherboard: Asus M4N68T and MSI 770-C45
- RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX
- CPU: AMD Athlon 2 X4 605e

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
- Install 4GB of RAM
- Put the Fedora DVD into the DVD-Drive, install Fedora
- Reboot the system
- Result: Kernel panic

- Install 2GB of RAM
- Put the Fedora DVD into the DVD-Drive, install Fedora
- Reboot the system
- Result: The system is up and running
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
Fedora should be up and running

Additional info:
The bug is depending on the size of the installed RAM. Using only 2GB of RAM as i mentioned the system is running as expexted.
With NVidia-Onboard-Raid instead of the RocketRaid 3120 controller the system is running also with 4GB of RAM.

Comment 1 Nivag 2010-09-28 06:06:49 UTC
Fedora 14 Aplha
AMD 4200+ dual core 64 bit
4 GB

After the last set of yum updates, a few hours ago.
after a seg faults got the message:
'Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!'
Note that the after the stack trace the right most 2 lights on the keyboard were flashing and the keyboard was unresponsive.

Not sure how to capture the details, so the following is manually transcribed (may have transcription errors):

dracut: Switching root
init[1]: segfault @ 364be1fbf8 ip 000000364bc033c7 sp 00007fffcd4967d0 error 7 in 1d-2.12.90.so[364bc00000+1f000]
init used greatest stack depth: 2856 bytes left
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!'
Pid: 1 , comm: init Not tainted #1
Call Trace: 
panic occurred, switching back to text console

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 13:29:29 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-29 13:18:13 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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Comment 4 Attila 2011-08-11 10:59:53 UTC
The bug is still there in Fedora 14 and 15. Therefore i reopened this bug.

Comment 5 Josh Boyer 2011-08-11 12:08:01 UTC
The initrd is getting a segfault on your machine and exiting.  That isn't really a kernel problem.

You should probably try running memtest86+ overnight to see if any memory errors show up.

Comment 6 Attila 2011-09-05 08:36:21 UTC
The memtest86+ went through with no error. Before I wrote this report, I have tested the system already with different RAM to make sure that this is not a memory bug.
Like I mentioned before the kernel panic appears only using the RocketRaid controller and 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB.
The combination of the NVidia-Onboard-Raid and 4GB of RAM is OK.

Comment 7 Josh Boyer 2012-06-04 15:17:25 UTC
Are you still seeing this with the 2.6.43/3.3 kernel updates in F15/F16?  If so, the driver being used for the RocketRAID controller is hptiop.ko, correct?

Comment 8 Nivag 2012-06-04 17:24:49 UTC
Not seen this in Fedora 16, in either my original AMD4200+, or my newer quad core AMD.

Comment 9 Josh Boyer 2012-06-04 18:09:08 UTC
Nivag, was your bug identical to the original report?  In that you were using the RocketRAID card with more than 4GB of DRAM?

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