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Bug 85962 - machine hangs after bug report in /var/log/kern
machine hangs after bug report in /var/log/kern
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-03-11 11:05 EST by Venkatesh Phadnavis
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:38 EDT
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Relevant portion of my /var/log/kern (1.77 KB, text/plain)
2003-03-11 11:06 EST, Venkatesh Phadnavis
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Description Venkatesh Phadnavis 2003-03-11 11:05:13 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212

Description of problem:
I upgraded my kernel to 2.4.18-26.8.0. I boot into runlevel 3, after which I
start kde by running startx. The machine was up for about three days when I saw
an output on my console about an error message in kernel. I checked out
/var/log/kern, and there were details about the kernel bug. I attach the
relevant portion as the attachment. Also interesting to note is that at that
point of time, I did a `top' and saw that 245M of the 255M RAM that I have was
being used, and when I did a `startx', the machine hanged, and I had to reboot.
After rebooting the machine seems to work fine.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
  Since this is a kernel error message I have no hooks to reproduce it.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Venkatesh Phadnavis 2003-03-11 11:06:19 EST
Created attachment 90553 [details]
Relevant portion of my /var/log/kern
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-03-11 11:38:45 EST
this kind of bug sometimes points to bad memory; could you do a testrun of the
memtest86 program to test your memory?
Comment 3 Venkatesh Phadnavis 2003-03-16 23:56:54 EST
Memtest86 Standard test took 4 hours and * minutes.

Cached=256M, RsvdMem=136K, MemMap=e820-Std, Cache=On, ECC=Off, Test=Std
Pass=5, Errors=67688, ECC Errs=0

Error Summary = Test 5: 2131 Errors, Test 6: 1 Errors.

After this the test came back to test number 1, so I stopped this and
booted Linux. I am guessing lots of errors in testing RAM, so my RAM is
at fault. I don't know what steps to take so that Linux leaves these bad
RAM blocks alone and doesn't use them.

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:38 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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