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    SubjectRe: early exception error
    On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:

    > [david@lang.hm - Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 02:31:28PM -0800]
    >> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
    >>
    >>> [david@lang.hm - Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 02:21:10PM -0800]
    >>>> I'm trying to upgrade a older dual opteron box to a current 64 bit
    >>>> system, but I'm getting early exception errors from several different
    >>>> kernels
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried the ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 disks, and then I decided to try hunting
    >>>> it down myself, so I took my 2.6.25 32 bit config copied it to a 64 bit
    >>>> system and did a make oldconfig with 2.6.28 and am getting the same type
    >>>> of error (the address changes from kernel to kernel and config to config
    >>>> on the same kernel)
    >>>>
    >>>> doing a grep through System.map for the address that appears in the error
    >>>> returns nothing
    >>>>
    >>>> attached are snapshots of the screen when the error happens and two
    >>>> different configs with the same error (I tried disabling high-res timers,
    >>>> tickless operation, and PAT, but got the same error), the 28 image is the
    >>>> -2 config.
    >>>>
    >>>> where do I go from here to track this down?
    >>>>
    >>>> David Lang
    >>> ...
    >>>
    >>> Hi David,
    >>>
    >>> not sure if it's the same but I've got similar errors for
    >>> early_params being not capable to handle null passed args.
    >>> What is the cmdline? It seems to be framebuffer related.
    >>> But otoh I could be just wrong.
    >>
    >> very trivial
    >>
    >> grep -v "^#" /etc/lilo.conf
    >> boot = /dev/sda
    >> message = /boot/boot_message.txt
    >> prompt
    >> compact
    >> timeout = 1200
    >> change-rules
    >> reset
    >> vga = ask
    >> image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-64-2
    >> root = /dev/sda2
    >> label = 2.6.28-64
    >>
    >> I trimmed the additional boot images from this.
    >>
    >> David Lang
    >>
    >
    > thanks David, will try to reproduce it

    I disabled the framebuffer and still got the error

    the system is a dual opteron 240 with an adaptec 3210S i2o raid card and
    radon video card

    lspci returns

    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 PCI (rev 07)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 LPC (rev 05)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 IDE (rev 03)
    00:07.2 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 SMBus 2.0 (rev 02)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 ACPI (rev 05)
    00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 12)
    00:0a.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 12)
    00:0b.1 PIC: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X IOAPIC (rev 01)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    00:19.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:19.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:19.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:19.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:01.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc.: Unknown device 8111 (rev 21)
    01:03.0 PCI bridge: Adaptec (formerly DPT) PCI Bridge (rev 01)
    01:03.1 I2O: Adaptec (formerly DPT) SmartRAID V Controller (rev 01)
    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 7183
    03:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 71a3
    04:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
    04:09.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
    05:00.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
    05:00.1 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8111 USB (rev 0b)
    05:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 10)



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