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Old 05-12-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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kernel errors, system hangs


Hello--

I've been getting many system hangs since I put my system in a new box.
Could anybody give me any clues about the following (from /var/log/messages) happened running yum update.

May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: printing eip:
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: c01443f3
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: *pde = 00000000
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: Oops: 0000
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: soundcore parport_pc lp parport iptable_filter ip_tables autofs sis900 hci_usb bluez keybdev mousedev hid input ehci-hcd usb-ohci usbcore ext3 jbd
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: CPU: 0
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: EIP: 0060:[<c01443f3>] Not tainted
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: EFLAGS: 00010212
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel:
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: EIP is at page_referenced [kernel] 0xe3 (2.4.20-20.9)
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: eax: c3a44190 ebx: 00000c38 ecx: 1420c671 edx: 0054882c
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: esi: 00000163 edi: c16d63b8 ebp: 00008c9e esp: dffc1f10
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: ds: 0068 es: 0068 ss: 0068
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: Process kswapd (pid: 5, stackpage=dffc1000)
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: Stack: 00000100 00000000 00000002 dffc1f5c c16d63b8 c16d63d4 00008c9d c16d63b8
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: 00008c9e c013c8fb 00000046 00000046 dfffbfd8 c0310bb4 0000003f ffffffff
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: 00000006 00000001 00017af9 00000001 00003c4c c0310a80 00000000 00000100
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: Call Trace: [<c013c8fb>] refill_inactive_zone [kernel] 0x5eb (0xdffc1f34))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c013d283>] rebalance_inactive_zone [kernel] 0xd3 (0xdffc1f70))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c013d2e8>] rebalance_inactive [kernel] 0x48 (0xdffc1f90))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c013d431>] do_try_to_free_pages_kswapd [kernel] 0x51 (0xdffc1fb4))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c013d6c3>] kswapd [kernel] 0x83 (0xdffc1fd4))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c013d640>] kswapd [kernel] 0x0 (0xdffc1fe4))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: [<c010742d>] kernel_thread_helper [kernel] 0x5 (0xdffc1ff0))
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel:
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel:
May 12 15:39:13 yoruban kernel: Code: 8b 41 74 39 41 60 b8 01 00 00 00 0f 43 44 24 04 89 44 24 04
May 12 15:39:35 yoruban kernel: <1>Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000074


Thanks,

--Sam
 
Old 05-12-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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CPU/RAM/Motherboard or variables of the 3 are having hardware issues. Clock setting, heat, just fried, take your pick. google for memtest86 and do a ramtest floppy. Let it run for a day. You should be able to narrow it down then, assuming if your kernel was properly installed in the first place.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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Can you give us some more specifics? What exactly do you mean by 'put my system in a new box'? You bought a new case and just threw your old hardware into it? Are you running on a New Mobo and you just put the old drive in it?

Thanks

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Old 05-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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thanks for the answers, sorry for the delay.

just took the hard drive out of a perfectly stable 24/7 configuration, and put it into a new box, with different mobo, mem, pci cards etc...
the box the hard drive was moved into was relatively stable (was running windows, so no way to know which problems were hardware, which were OS). For a windows machine, the whole thing was quite stable.

other symptoms (apart from the hangs) include much slower responses from the email server.

thanks for any suggestions,

--sam
 
Old 05-13-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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You can't swap hard drive's willy-nilly between different computers and expect it to work. Have you ever heard of anyone doing that? There is a reason for it.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 04:05 AM   #6
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yes actually many people do this all the time. why do you think there are so many swappable racks for hard drives. all you need is to reconfigure the drivers for the new hardware and you're up and running.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 11:37 AM   #7
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Not necessarily.... the 2 systems would have to be very similar for this to work at all. Different system, especially different architectures will cause some serious problems, like the ones that you are having. Swappable racks are so you can REPLACE a damaged drive, NOT so you can just switch out hard drives at random between unlike machines.

I think a reinstall may be your best bet.

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