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SubjectRe: oops with 2.6.0 on IBM 600X
On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 08:28, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> devfs is not really in a state to be used (maybe it should be removed);
>> could you try without?

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 08:53:36AM -0500, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> The same kernels that cause this problem on my IBM laptop do not cause
> the same problems on my desktop Athlon 800 (Thunderbird) machine, so
> this has to be some strange interaction with this hardware, no?
> In any case, with a devfs enabled kernel booted with "devfs=nomount"
> causes the same problem.
> A non-devfs enabled kernel no error message regarding devfs and no stack
> trace from it, but I still get an oops:
> hdc: CRN-8241B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000008
[...]
> EIP is at sysfs_hash_and_remove+0x8/0x69

This one we can do something about. Looking into it.


-- wli
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