Bug 7484 - provided SMP kernal causing kernel panic on boot
Summary: provided SMP kernal causing kernel panic on boot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-12-01 17:07 UTC by robertd
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-04 22:36:07 UTC

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Description robertd 1999-12-01 17:07:28 UTC
I have successfully loaded Linux 6.1 on my Digital Prioris XK 5200 DP box.

The install did not recognise the SMP so I installed the SMP kernel as
shown in Knowledge Base Request 175.

Booting the SMP kernel causes an error:

Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ffffd000
current->tss.cr3=00101000, %cr3=00101000
Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In Swapper task - not syncing

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 robertd 2000-01-04 22:36:59 UTC
Adding the qualifier noapic to the boot allows the system to boot.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 04:58:06 UTC
This is a bad hardware/kernel interaction which gets correctly worked around
with the noapic parameter.

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