Bug 73702 - Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-09-08 21:04 EDT by simon.greaves
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:55 EDT
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Description simon.greaves 2002-09-08 21:04:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
The system is a DELL Poweredge 2550 rackmount PIII server, currently very
lightly loaded (not yet in service). The kernel did an 'oops' in the early
morning (04:04 local time, GMT +12). Would respond to pings, but attempts to
connect with ftp, ssh or to login to the console all just hang. I rebooted it
and checked in /var/log/messages where I found the 'oops' message.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Rebooted the sytem today, wait to see if it happens again.

Additional info:

We use the same version of RedHat (7.3, kernel 2.4.18-10 i686) on several
servers here (Not the same hardware though) and have had no problems like this.
The system is being used by two developers who are using MySQL and PHP/apache
and were not using it at the time of the incident. The system is also being used
as an anonymous ftp server for kickstart installs to a small lab and as a
printserver. None of these generate much load.

IPchains config denies access from all but a few local addresses. Kernel is
stock 2.4.18-10 from the binary RPM, verifies ok.

Not much info in the /var/log/messages file, just:

Sep  9 04:04:51 belo kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
 virtual address 00000000
Sep  9 04:04:51 belo kernel:  printing eip:
Sep  9 04:04:51 belo kernel: c014316f
Sep  9 04:04:51 belo kernel: *pde = 00000000
Sep  9 04:04:51 belo kernel: Oops: 0000
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:55 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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