[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 kernel [2.6.18-92.1.1.el5] crashes on dual-PIII Compaq ProLiant 3000

Tim Verhoeven tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 07:49:08 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Wojtek Pilorz <wpilorz at bdk.pl> 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

You are definitalty  not alone on this. See
http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2912. Maybe add a note there that
you have the same issue and report your system config. It looks likes
it only happens on older PII and PIII machines.


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