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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: (kern.log) kernel BUG at shmem.c:486!
Dan Searle wrote:
>Summary: Total system lockup due to 2.4.19 kernel crashing after: (kern.log)
>kernel BUG at shmem.c:486!
>Mar 7 16:13:16 censornet-halewood kernel: Neighbour tabe overflow.
>Mar 7 16:13:21 censornet-halewood kernel: NET: 445 messages suppressed.
>Mar 7 16:13:21 censornet-halewood kernel: Neighbour table overflow.
>Mar 7 18:44:48 censornet-halewood kernel: kernel BUG at shmem.c:486!
>Mar 7 18:44:48 censornet-halewood kernel: invalid operand: 0000

The kernel BUG at shmem.c:486 is not the real bug, you've
hit a kernel sanity check which has failed, because
something beforehand has got the kernel in an fscked state.

What are the syslog messages between 16:13 and 18:44?, i.e. how does
the system crash out?


Phillip Lougher

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