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SubjectRe: CPU failures ... or something else ?

So you are saying, that yes, it _is_ possible that my equipment is not
faulty in any way ?

thanks!

On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, Bubba wrote:

> try turning off the Machine Check Exception in the kernel as it is just buggy
> on some machines, not necessarily a bug in the kernel, or without
> recompiling, use the kernel param "nomce"
>
> On Wednesday 25 December 2002 19:53, Josh Brooks wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a dual p3 866 running 2.4 kernel that is crashing once every few
> > days leaving this on the console:
> >
> >
> > Message from syslogd@localhost at Tue Dec 24 11:30:31 2002 ...
> > localhost kernel: CPU 1: Machine Check Exception: 0000000000000004
> >
> > Message from syslogd@localhost at Tue Dec 24 11:30:32 2002 ...
> > localhost kernel: Bank 4: b200000000040151
> >
> > Message from syslogd@localhost at Tue Dec 24 11:30:32 2002 ...
> > localhost kernel: Kernel panic: CPU context corrupt
> >
> >
> >
> > Word on the street is that this indicates hardware failure of some kind
> > (cpu, bus, or memory). My main question is, is that very surely the
> > culprit, or is it also possible that all of the hardware is perfect and
> > that a bug in the kernel code or some outside influence (remote exploit)
> > is causing this crash ?
> >
> > Basically, I am ordering all new hardware to swap out, and I just want to
> > know if there is some remote possibility that my hardware is actually just
> > fine and this is some kind of software error ?
> >
> > ALSO, I have not been physically at the console when this has happened,
> > and have not tried this yet, but whatever that thing is where you press
> > ctrl-alt-printscreen and get to enter those post-crash commands - do you
> > think that would work in this situation, or does the above error hard lock
> > the system so you can't do those emergency measures ?
> >
> > thanks!
> >
> >
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