[CentOS] Kernel Panic!

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Tue Sep 6 17:24:01 UTC 2005


On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 12:15:08PM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 10:00 -0700, Mark Elam wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > Long time user of Centos, I really love what you guys are doing here.  I
> > have a farm of 50 Centos 4.1 machines. (originally 4.0 updated with yum
> > up to current 4.1).  Ever since I updated to the 2.6.9-11 kernel I am
> > getting a lot of kernel panics.  7 machines suffered kernel panics over
> > the weekend.  Funny that they were the only ones that are booted into
> > the new kernel!  The rest haven't been rebooted yet so they are still at
> > the 2.6.9-5 kernel.  They all have similar messages in the logs as show
> > below.  Any ideas on where to look for the problem?  Has anyone else
> > seen this?  
> > 
> > Machine info:  Typical of all 50 machines:
> > 
> > P4 3Ghz
> > 2gb ram
> > U320 SCSI disk w/ lsi scsi controller
> > Intel Workstation boards
> > Nvidia graphics
> > 
> 
> Verify that all the boards have the latest BIOS updates (check for one,
> install the latest bios and see if it corrects the issue).
> 
> > All machines exactly the same, installed w/ kickstart w/ these packages:
> > 
> > %packages
...
> > 
> > /var/log/messsages:
> > 
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer
> > dereference at virtual address 00000054
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel:  printing eip:
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: c016c583
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: *pde = 0bb6d001
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: SMP
> > Sep  3 04:03:10 qu015 kernel: Modules linked in: nvidia(U) vmnet(U)
                                                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > vmmon(U) nfs nfsd exportfs lockd sunrpc md5 ipv6 parport_pc lp parport
    ^^^^^^^^
...

Can you also test without out the Nvidia and vmware driver?
or get the latest one if not already done?

Cheers,

Tru
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Tru Huynh (CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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