Description of problem:
On an old pentium workstation (i586) I run a firewall/router/NAT between
internal network and cable-modem attached internet connection. Twice in the
last 2 weeks I've come across an "Oops" on the screen. Not sure what could have
caused it, but will attach what I saw on the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat 7.3 with current kernel (kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i586.rpm) and all other
Not very. Not sure what caused it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave machine alone??
2. Wait indeterminate amount of time
Total loss of functionality (obviously)
I wasn't able to use any of the alt-scroll-lock or similar key
combinations--they didn't seem to do anything. Nothing unusual in the logs
before the lockup occurred.
Created attachment 90090 [details]
Screen contents of kernel oops
could be a hardware problem?
does the system pass hardware test like memtes86 http://www.memtest86.org or
cpuburn http://users.ev1.net/~redelm ?
I did try memtest86 (which is at http://www.memtest86.com, not memtest86.org
BTW) and it did not return any memory errors. Thanks for the suggestion!
I'm still running the 2.4.18-24 kernel on it--I haven't seen any indications
that the recent patches in the kernels would have anything to do with this
problem but I can always put the latest on it if need be.
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/