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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: kswapd and toshiba libretto 50ct
Matthew,

perhaps kernel 2.4 puts more stress on your _overclocked_ CPU than 2.2 did,
rendering it unusable. BTW, you said you got a database corruption and you
felt it was kernel 2.2's fault... I guess there are more people who get
problems with excessive overclocking than those getting problems with kernel
2.2 !

I _have_ already overclocked several pentiums 75 in the past, some of them
could even run at 120 MHz. The least I could say is that this processor is the
worst reliable overclocker because it _seems_ to work but you still get a few
glitches in very specific applications. I had people tell me that they were
used to set it back to 75 to run photoshop, but "everything else runs just
fine" ! And it doesn't support aging very well, and must be set back to its
original speed after several months (or you need to considerably raise the
voltage).

So I would say : please set this CPU to 75 MHz and test 2.4 again on it. IF
you still have problems, THEN you can get back here to seek some help. But
don't hope for much help under these stupid conditions.

Willy

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 05:50:47PM -0700, Matthew Peters wrote:
> there are a few problems with 2.4 and 2.5 kernels that make them unusable
> on a Toshiba Libretto. If i select a kernel made for Pentium Classic, it
> unpacks the kernel, then just sits there. If i use a 386 kernel, it works
> till it gets to kswapd. Now, i haven't accually checked with other kernels
> on if this is in fact where it crashes, but i seem to remember it being
> this.
>
> the kernel version that this oops message came from was the 2.4.21 for 386
> with debian patches. This is one of the kernel packages in unstable
> debian. I also have the pcmcia package installed.
>
> The hardware that i'm trying to get this to run on is a Toshiba Libretto
> 50CT. This is a Pentium 75(over clocked to 100) with 16 megs of ram. The
> sound chip is an OPL3-SA2, with a CT-65550 graphics chip. The hd is a
> toshiba MK2018GAS(upgraded). It has non-cardbus PCMCIA.
>
> The 2.2 kernels work fine, and i've been using them for a year or so... i
> just had to re-install because of my package database getting corrupted,
> and figured it was because of the 2.2 kernel... i have no proof of this.
>
> It was not possible to use ksymoops on the libretto because it did not
> compleate loading, so the info in the output might be incorrect.
>
> Currently, the install is working on a P3 system.
>
> i can go back to a 2.2 kernel and get the cpu info and any other info that
> might be required.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Matthew Peters

> ksymoops 2.4.8 on i686 2.4.21-3-386. Options used
> -V (default)
> -k /proc/ksyms (default)
> -l /proc/modules (default)
> -o /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/ (default)
> -m /boot/System.map-2.4.21-3-386 (default)
>
> Warning: You did not tell me where to find symbol information. I will
> assume that the log matches the kernel and modules that are running
> right now and I'll use the default options above for symbol resolution.
> If the current kernel and/or modules do not match the log, you can get
> more accurate output by telling me the kernel version and where to find
> map, modules, ksyms etc. ksymoops -h explains the options.
>
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.o for module ext3 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/fs/jbd/jbd.o for module jbd has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-probe-mod.o for module ide-probe-mod has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/via82cxxx.o for module via82cxxx has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/trm290.o for module trm290 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/triflex.o for module triflex has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/slc90e66.o for module slc90e66 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/sis5513.o for module sis5513 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/siimage.o for module siimage has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/serverworks.o for module serverworks has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/sc1200.o for module sc1200 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/rz1000.o for module rz1000 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/piix.o for module piix has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_old.o for module pdc202xx_old has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/opti621.o for module opti621 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/ns87415.o for module ns87415 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/hpt366.o for module hpt366 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-disk.o for module ide-disk has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/hpt34x.o for module hpt34x has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/generic.o for module generic has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cy82c693.o for module cy82c693 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cs5530.o for module cs5530 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cmd64x.o for module cmd64x has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/cmd640.o for module cmd640 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/amd74xx.o for module amd74xx has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/alim15x3.o for module alim15x3 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/aec62xx.o for module aec62xx has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/adma100.o for module adma100 has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/pdc202xx_new.o for module pdc202xx_new has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-mod.o for module ide-mod has changed since load
> Warning (expand_objects): object /lib/modules/2.4.21-3-386/kernel/net/unix/unix.o for module unix has changed since load
> <1>Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 61d707f0
> c0125056
> *pde = 00000000
> Oops: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010:[<c0125056>] Not tainted
> Using defaults from ksymoops -t elf32-i386 -a i386
> EFLAGS: 00010086
> eax: c002e0a8 ebx: c021c030 ecx: 00000020 edx: ffffffff
> esi: 61d707f0 edi: 00000008 edp: 00000001 esp: c02b5eb8
> Warning (Oops_set_regs): garbage 'edp: 00000001 esp: c02b5eb8' at end of register line ignored
> ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
> Process kswapd (pid: 4, stackpage=c02b5000)
> Stack: c0474570 c0dad850 c017ef3f c0474570 00000001 c0dad850 c2024af0 00000046
> 00000001 c2045c14 c0dad850 00000001 c2024af0 c0dad850 00000008 00000000
> 00000008 c204525f c2024af0 00000001 c0033160 c2024af0 00000002 c2024a40
> Call Trace: [<c017ef3f>] [<c2024af0>] [<c2045c15>] [<c2024af0>] [<c204525f>]
> [<c2024af0>] [<c2024af0>] [<c2024a40>] [<c201b036>] [<c2024af0>] [<c2045170>]
> [<c0109834>] [<c0109974>] [<c010bcc0>] [<c2024b00>] [<c017e074>] [<c01197c0>]
> [<c2024b00>] [<c2024b58>] [<c2024b58>] [<c012af3e>] [<c0105000>] [<c0106ff7>]
> [<c012ae9c>]
> Code: 39 36 75 06 5b 5e c3 8d 76 00 5b 89 f0 31 c9 ba 03 00 00 00
>
>
> >>EIP; c0125056 <unlock_page+56/70> <=====
>
> >>ebx; c021c030 <contig_page_data+b0/340>
>
> Trace; c017ef3f <end_that_request_first+3b/bc>
> Trace; c2024af0 <_end+1d835c4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2045c15 <_end+1da46e9/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024af0 <_end+1d835c4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c204525f <_end+1da3d33/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024af0 <_end+1d835c4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024af0 <_end+1d835c4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024a40 <_end+1d83514/1856bb34>
> Trace; c201b036 <_end+1d79b0a/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024af0 <_end+1d835c4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2045170 <_end+1da3c44/1856bb34>
> Trace; c0109834 <handle_IRQ_event+34/60>
> Trace; c0109974 <do_IRQ+54/8c>
> Trace; c010bcc0 <call_do_IRQ+5/d>
> Trace; c2024b00 <_end+1d835d4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c017e074 <generic_unplug_device+1c/28>
> Trace; c01197c0 <__run_task_queue+48/54>
> Trace; c2024b00 <_end+1d835d4/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024b58 <_end+1d8362c/1856bb34>
> Trace; c2024b58 <_end+1d8362c/1856bb34>
> Trace; c012af3e <kswapd+a2/b0>
> Trace; c0105000 <_stext+0/0>
> Trace; c0106ff7 <arch_kernel_thread+23/30>
> Trace; c012ae9c <kswapd+0/b0>
>
> Code; c0125056 <unlock_page+56/70>
> 00000000 <_EIP>:
> Code; c0125056 <unlock_page+56/70> <=====
> 0: 39 36 cmp %esi,(%esi) <=====
> Code; c0125058 <unlock_page+58/70>
> 2: 75 06 jne a <_EIP+0xa>
> Code; c012505a <unlock_page+5a/70>
> 4: 5b pop %ebx
> Code; c012505b <unlock_page+5b/70>
> 5: 5e pop %esi
> Code; c012505c <unlock_page+5c/70>
> 6: c3 ret
> Code; c012505d <unlock_page+5d/70>
> 7: 8d 76 00 lea 0x0(%esi),%esi
> Code; c0125060 <unlock_page+60/70>
> a: 5b pop %ebx
> Code; c0125061 <unlock_page+61/70>
> b: 89 f0 mov %esi,%eax
> Code; c0125063 <unlock_page+63/70>
> d: 31 c9 xor %ecx,%ecx
> Code; c0125065 <unlock_page+65/70>
> f: ba 03 00 00 00 mov $0x3,%edx
>
> <0>Kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
>
> 33 warnings issued. Results may not be reliable.

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