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SubjectRe: Oops while accessing /proc/stat (2.4.19)
On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 11:08:24PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Bjoern Krombholz wrote:

Hi Adrian,

> > i'm currently have a problem that every program that tries to read from
> > /proc/stat like `uptime', `free', `cat /proc/stat' etc. segfaults.
> >...
> > kernel: c01f2ad9
> > kernel: Oops: 0002
> > kernel: CPU: 0
> > kernel: EIP: 0010:[number+1049/1088] Tainted: PF
> >...
>
> which binary-only modules (e.g. NVidia) are loaded on your computer? Is
> the problem reproducible without them ever loaded since the last reboot?
>

Actually it happened after the decission of not using NVidia drivers any
longer. I didn't insmod them in this session and at the time of the crash
I was happy to reach 10 days uptime (the system crashed quite often
before, every 3 to 7 days, and completely locked, so I had no chance to
get to know what these crashes were caused by).

So, NVidia wasn't the problem, but maybe VMWare. I shut VMware down a few
hours before the first Oops occured.


Bjoern


PS:
One of the `crash|lock types' that happened most often is when the system/pci
bus is on high load, e.g. copying some big files from one partition to
another one while watching TV with xawtv (standard bttv driver); or while
using "transcode" (converting video files) and whatching TV or whatching
movies. It's always the same that the system locks while reading/writing
(might be only one of those operations) to the hard disk; the HD LED keeps
on.

Maybe this is related to VIAs hardware in some way, I don't know but'd
like to. :)
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