Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85962
machine hangs after bug report in /var/log/kern
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:57 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Since this is a kernel error message I have no hooks to reproduce it.
Created attachment 90553 [details]
Relevant portion of my /var/log/kern
this kind of bug sometimes points to bad memory; could you do a testrun of the
memtest86 program to test your memory?
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.
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/