Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97853
kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:114
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
Kernel writes the following to syslog and then hangs (it still responds to ping,
etc. but processes appear to be halted):
Jun 22 11:56:27 kliko kernel: Page has mapping still set. This is a serious
situation. However if you
Jun 22 11:56:27 kliko kernel: are using the NVidia binary only module please
report this bug to
Jun 22 11:56:27 kliko kernel: NVidia and not to the linux kernel mailinglist.
Jun 22 11:56:27 kliko kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
Jun 22 11:56:27 kliko kernel: kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:114!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The affected machine is an IBM 345 with two Xeon processors running with
The kernel has been tainted with modules from VMware-GSX 2.5, but not with an
I guess then that this is a bug to report to vmware.
Also you're using a rather old kernel with serious security holes, upgrade is
Didn't anticipate that response ;-)
Just for the record: I miscopied the kernel version 'rpm -q kernel' reported the
oldest installed kernel. It was running smp-2.4.20-13.8.
Anyway, if you don't mind I'll post a workaround/solution for the benefit of
other people with the same problem, if I hear something from the VMware guys.
PS. A small nitpick: shouldn't this report be labeled 'WONTFIX' rather than
'NOTABUG'. It IS a bug after all...
well it's NOTOURBUG