Bug 7484 - provided SMP kernal causing kernel panic on boot
provided SMP kernal causing kernel panic on boot
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-12-01 12:07 EST by robertd
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-04 17:36:07 EST
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Description robertd 1999-12-01 12:07:28 EST
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
*pde=00285067
*pte=00000000
Oops:0002
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Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In Swapper task - not syncing
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:26:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 robertd 2000-01-04 17:36:59 EST
Adding the qualifier noapic to the boot allows the system to boot.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 00:58:06 EDT
This is a bad hardware/kernel interaction which gets correctly worked around
with the noapic parameter.

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