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Old 11-05-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Question Causes of kernel panic in Linux?


My query is what are the causes of kernal panic in linux. And what are the resolution of this problem.

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Given you very general question, one can only offer a very general answer:

Old 11-05-2009, 06:00 AM   #3
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Sounds like homework.
If it could be answered in a sentence or two, a lot of people have been wasting a lot of effort for a long time ...
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What error message you got?
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That is like asking "What are the causes of my car not starting?"

I find the most common cause of kernel panic is when it does not find things where they are supposed to be---same feeling I get when I can't find my favorite screwdriver.

Resolution: Put things where they are supposed to be......
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Given very general homework questions like this, it is difficult to know what level your tutor would consider appropriate for this course.

That is like asking "What are the causes of my car not starting?"
And 'How do I put it right?' all without disclosing the context (was it running out of petrol the last time you used it, is it a long time since you last used it, is it cold, is it wet, has it done it before?)

PS: If you do find Pixellany's screwdriver while you are doing further research, it would be considered sociable to send it on to him.
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Moved: This thread fits better in "Linux Kernel" and has been moved so it might get the exposure it deserves.

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A "kernel panic" occurs when the kernel has no other avenue of escape.

Usually, kernel panics occur upon startup, when the system is building its operating-environment but has not yet completely done so. If something goes wrong at this point, it might be impossible to proceed. So the system grinds to an abrupt halt: a kernel panic.

The second most common cause of a kernel-panic is that smoke is curling out from underneath the edge of a disk-drive or the motherboard... or maybe flames...


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