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SubjectRe: VMWare crashes
Here are the results of ksymoops...

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000070
e1af85e1
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<e1af85e1>]
Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
EFLAGS: 00013282
eax: 00000000 ebx: 00000000 ecx: c243e000 edx: 00000000
esi: d6b2f480 edi: dfe24df4 ebp: dfe24dc0 esp: c243feb0
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process vmware (pid: 487, stackpage=c243f000)
Stack: de7aac04 00000000 de7aac00 d6b2fd80 de7aac3c 00000001 dfe212c0 dfe4d400
dfe212c0 dfe212c0 d6b2fd80 e1af6f9e dfe24e14 c76f1e00 00003202 de7aac04
00000000 de7aac00 d6b2fd80 e1af74e6 de7aac04 c76f1e00 c76f1e00 c0203fe4
Call Trace: [<c0203fe4>] [<c0203fe4>] [<c011722f>] [<c012eb26>] [<c0106dc3>]
Code: 8b 42 70 83 f8 01 74 0a ff 4a 70 0f 94 c0 84 c0 74 0c 83 c4

>>EIP; e1af85e1 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+69/7c> <=====
Trace; c0203fe4 <analyze_sbs+694/710>
Trace; c0203fe4 <analyze_sbs+694/710>
Trace; c011722f <it_real_fn+1f/50>
Trace; c012eb26 <shmem_file_setup+26/120>
Trace; c0106dc3 <lcall27+2f/4c>
Code; e1af85e1 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+69/7c>
0000000000000000 <_EIP>:
Code; e1af85e1 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+69/7c> <=====
0: 8b 42 70 mov 0x70(%edx),%eax <=====
Code; e1af85e4 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+6c/7c>
3: 83 f8 01 cmp $0x1,%eax
Code; e1af85e7 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+6f/7c>
6: 74 0a je 12 <_EIP+0x12> e1af85f3 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+7b/7c>
Code; e1af85e9 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+71/7c>
8: ff 4a 70 decl 0x70(%edx)
Code; e1af85ec <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+74/7c>
b: 0f 94 c0 sete %al
Code; e1af85ef <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+77/7c>
e: 84 c0 test %al,%al
Code; e1af85f1 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+79/7c>
10: 74 0c je 1e <_EIP+0x1e> e1af85ff <[vmnet]VNetHubPortsChanged+b/ec>
Code; e1af85f3 <[vmnet]VNetHubCycleDetect+7b/7c>
12: 83 c4 00 add $0x0,%esp



Petr Vandrovec wrote:
>
> On 9 Jul 01 at 9:49, Gary White (Network Administr wrote:
> > I realize this may be a VMWare problem, but I just waited to
> > bring this to the attention of the developers in case it was related
> > to the kernel and to also see if anyone else is having the same
> > problem. VMWare dies under load with all kernel versions up to and
> > including ac versions after 2.4.6. Kernel version up to and including
> > 2.4.5-ac15 I know all run fine. Somewhere between 2.4.5-ac15 and 2.4.6
> > is where the problem started. I have backed up to 2.4.5 now and VMWare
> > is rock solid.
>
> > Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000070
> > printing eip:
> > e1af85e1
> > Call Trace: [<c0203fe4>] [<c0203fe4>] [<c011722f>] [<c012eb26>] [<c0106dc3>]
>
> Could you feed these oopeses through ksymoops?
>
> I'm now running vmware 24h/day with linux and win98 as guest, doing
> network transfers between host and guest, and I did not noticed any problems.
>
> It worked fine with 2.4.5-ac24 from wednesday to sunday, and yesterday
> I upgraded to 2.4.6-ac2, and it still works. Kernel compiled with
> Debian's gcc-3.0-3 or gcc-3.0-4, Asus A7V, KT133, 1GHz Athlon, and
> Chaintech 6BTM, 440BX, 300MHz Celeron... I did not tested Linus's kernel
> for more than 6 months now, so I cannot tell whether it works with Linus's
> 2.4.6, or not...
> Best regards,
> Petr Vandrovec
> vandrove@vc.cvut.cz
>

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