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SubjectRe: Kernel Bug at spinlock.h ?!
On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, ChristopherHuhn wrote:

> Hi folks,
> we have some problems with the 2.4.20 kernel on our linux farm, mainly - but
> not exclusivly - on our batch processing 2x2GHz Xeon (with hyperthreading),
> Intel e7500 supermicro P4-DPE boxes running - almost plain - Debian woody.
> On these boxes (ca. 60) we sometimes get a kernel panic after an uptime of 2
> days or more. The process causing the panic is sometimes a users number
> crunching process but more often ksoftirqd_CPU0 or swapper.
> Today we got this profound error msg:
> Kernel Bug at /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.20/include/asm/spinlock.h:105!

Sounds like possible memory corruption (can you vouch for the reliability
of your RAM?) Might be worthwhile posting the oops in it's entirety. Is
EIP normally in __run_timers? Do you run a heavy networking load?

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