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SubjectRe: Problems moving to 2.4.x from 2.2.x kernel (unable to handle kernel paging request)
On Sat, 25 Jan 2003 19:53:15 -0500, Robert E. Kearney Jr. wrote:
>I'v been running fine for quite a while now, and figured its time to
>update my kernel, and some of the software. I downloaded 2.4.20,
>configured according to my previous kernel build on 2.2.16, compiled and
>installed. However, after about 1 min, I get a kernel panic(unable to
>handle kernel paging request at virtual addres ....), usually kswapd,
>sometimes machine dies right away, other times.. It dies a few seconds
>Jan 23 22:18:09 terminus kernel: Linux version 2.4.20
>( (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux
>7.0)) #4 Thu Jan 23 21:15:07 EST 2003

2.4 built with a very old gcc-2.96. Early 2.96 versions are known
to have problems. Please recompile with gcc 2.95.3 or 3.2 or RedHat's
latest gcc-2.96 update.

If the problems persist, run memtest86 for a couple of hours.

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