Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85593
Kernel 2.4.18-14smp crash on boot
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
I have a system running on an AOpen DX34 Plus motherboard with two Pentium 3
800EB chips. I have the latest RedHat 8.0 Personal running with all of the
latest updates from RHN. The kernel is unmodified. This system works fine in
uniprocessor mode, but when I boot it with the SMP kernel, it crashes and
resets. It's hard to see the kernel messages because the machine resets so
quickly, but one of the last things I see is "Booting processor 1/1". There
are a few other lines that flash by quickly, but its hard to see them in the
short time they appear.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH8.0, kernel 2.4.18-14smp
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the 2.4.18-14smp kernel on my system. That's it.
Crash and immediate reset.
It should boot!
The system is running the Via Pro133 chipset, has 256MB of ECC RAM and a
Matrox Mystique video card. I contacted RedHat support, and we tried a number
of kernel options in an attempt to resolve this problem:
noisapnp noapic mem=268435456 apm=off pci=(off,nobios,biosirq) ide=nodma
None of these helped. The machine always crashed several messages after
the "Booting Processor 1/1" message. When PnP was enabled, it would crash
after some messages regarding PnP. With certain values of the pci= parameter
(can't remember which), the system would crash after a few messages about PCI
Is this a known problem, or is there some way I can get more information about
the cause of the crash?
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