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SubjectRe: 2.4.4 del_timer_sync oops in schedule_timeout

On Sun, 20 May 2001, Jacob Luna Lundberg wrote:

> > > Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 78626970
> > this appears to be some sort of DMA-corruption or other memory scribble
> > problem. hexa 78626970 is ASCII "pibx", which shows in the direction of
> > some sort of disk-related DMA corruption.
> > we havent had any similar crash in del_timer_sync() for ages.
>
> Ahh. Thanks then, I'll go look hard at the disk in that box. :)

not necesserily the disk. it can be any sort of overheating or other
thermal noise (unlikely), or SCSI/IDE cable problem (likely), or driver
problem (likely too). Disk faults typically show very different symptoms.

Ingo

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