[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 kernel [2.6.18-92.1.1.el5] crashes on dual-PIII Compaq ProLiant 3000
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 27 17:51:38 UTC 2008
On Friday 27 June 2008 02:36, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > Wojtek Pilorz wrote:
> >> After yum upgrade, the new CentOS5 kernel [
> >> kernel-2.6.18-92.1.1.el5.i686 ] crashes each time early in boot
> >> process on Compaq ProLiant 3000
> >> with dual Pentium3 CPU (600 MHz, CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Katmai)
> >> stepping 03, CPU1 the same).
> >> I get kernel panic at powernowk8_init+0x05e/0x1c3.
> >> The previous kernel [ kernel-2.6.18-53.1.21.el5.i686 ] seems to work
> >> fine.
> >> I am wondering if anyone has met this on PIII CPU ?
> >> I have found 99.9% identical problem on
> >> http://www.nabble.com/net-5501-and-RHEL5.2-td18024549.html
> >> (only esp and task slightly different from what I have seen on screen
> >> after crash,
> >> all other registers, call trace, code bytes identical to my case) ,
> >> but that was on a different CPU.
> >> On the other hand, I run CentOS upgraded to 5.2 on a home PC with PIII
> >> (single CPU,
> >> Abit motherboard with i440BX chipset) with no problem.
> >> Is it normal, that powernowk8_init gets called on PIII CPU?
> > We have created a new test kernel that has an upstream patch to fix this
> > issue, please test this and see if it fixes your issues:
> > http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/kernel/5/bz443853/
> I have heard off list that this kernel does solve the problem with
> As always though, this kernel will be available to people with the
> problem (at the above link), however we won't officially release it as a
> replacement until it is in an upstream kernel and released into the tree
> by them.
> This is even worse because it renders the install media worthless on
> these machines, and I am sorry, but upstream needs to initiate things in
> the main tree.
I have an Athlon 64 X2 4200+, and that hit the powernow-k8 problem too. I
installed your test kernel which has cured it. Thanks
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