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SubjectRe: Attempting to kill the idle task ??
Peter Moscatt wrote:

> I got the following error:
>
> "nic: Attempting to kill the idle task!
> In idle task - not stncing
> <1> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
> at virtual address 00000000"
>
> Then I get a screen full of numbers and end up with:
>
> "nic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
> In interrupt handler - not syncing"
>
>
> What have I done/not done to have this problem ?

I'm no expert on this, but it looks like a kernel Oops to me - You
should read /usr/src/linux/Documentation/oops-tracing.txt

The "screen full of numbers" you are refering to is a dump of the
various machine register states at the time of the crash and a backtrace
of the instructions that led up to the crash. You should copy it all
down and run it through the "ksymoops" tool to produce output that will
be usefull to the kernel developers, then post the ksymoops output.


Best regards,
Jesper Juhl
juhl@eisenstein.dk


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