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SubjectRe: [crash/panic] Linux-2.6.0-test9
Andrew Morton wrote:

>Gary Wolfe <gpwolfe@cableone.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Greetings,
>>
>>I have:
>>
>>Asus P4C800 Deluxe w/2.4GHz P4 (no HT and not 800Mhz bus)
>>
>>Tried test8 and, now, test9 and both exhibit same problem.
>>
>>The issue seems to be related to the PnPBIOS support under the Plug and
>>Play Kconfig category. When enabled I get a crash of the form:
>>
>>Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
>>PnPBIOS: Scanning system for PnP BIOS support...
>>PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f5350
>>PnPBIOS: PnP BIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0x5f3a, dseg 0xf0000
>>general protection fault: 0000 [#1]
>>CPU: 0
>>EIP: 0098:[<00002b60>] Not tainted
>>EFLAGS: 00010083
>>EIP is at 0x2b60
>>eax: 000023d6 ebx: 0000007a ecx: 00010000 edx: 00000001
>>esi: dfed244e edi: 0000006d ebp: dfed0000 esp: dfed9eda
>>
>>
>
>Your stack pointer became misaligned. I thought Manfred fixed that?
>You don't have nmi_watchdog enabled on the kernel boot command line
>do you?
>
>
I fixed the double-oops caused by misaligned stack pointers, and the
oops if kmem_cache_alloc is called with an misaligned stack pointer.
In this case it seem to be an oops in the bios itself.

Gary: did it work with 2.4? Are there any bios upgrades you could try?
My guess is that the bios is just buggy.

--
Manfred

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