Bug 6382 - RH61 cpio and /proc/kcore - machine reboots!?
Summary: RH61 cpio and /proc/kcore - machine reboots!?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cpio
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bero
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Reported: 1999-10-26 13:16 UTC by mikko.haapanen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-17 18:43:03 UTC

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Description mikko.haapanen 1999-10-26 13:16:13 UTC
Hardware: IBM Netfinity 5000, 256MB, ServeRAID
Software: RedHat 6.1, very standard installation

How to crash:

"find / -type f -print | cpio -oc >/dev/null"
or more isolated version:
echo /proc/kcore | cpio -oc >/dev/null

/var/log/messages gets 3 lines:
Oct 26 13:23:21 myyx0002 kernel: Uhhuh. NMI received for
unknown reason 25.
Oct 26 13:23:21 myyx0002 kernel: Dazed and confused, but
trying to continue
Oct 26 13:23:21 myyx0002 kernel: Do you have a strange power
saving mode enabled?

then cpio completes, no errors, back to prompt

then 45 ... 60 seconds and machine reboots itself !!!!!!!!!

IBM Netfinity has system error led, which gets lit at the
same time when "Uhhuh ..." message comes to

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-17 18:43:59 UTC
This isn't a cpio problem, but rather a problem in using cpio. There
are files in /proc (and in /dev) that will cause surprises if restored
by cpio. Basically, don't do that ...

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