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SubjectRe: Hang after "Freeing unused kernel memory" with 2.6 test2
> It's been a while since I tried to compile a kernel, but I did a good 
> effort searching for already existing answers to my situation, so I feel
> I'm in a somewhat unique situation.
> As the title says, booting up the kernel hangs after
> Mounted devfs on /dev
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
> Magic sysreq gives me (painfully transcribed):
> SysRq : Show Regs
> Pid: 1, comm: init
> EIP: 0060:[<c012634a>] CPU:0
> EIP is at force_sig_info+0x4a/0x100
> EFLAGS: 00000282 Not tainted
> EAX: 00000000 EBX: c14cd840 ECX: 00000002 EDX: 00000000
> ESI: 00000004 EDI: c010c6e0 EBP: c14cff18 DS: 007b ES: 007b
> CR0: 8005003b CR2: 4006e950 CR3: 1dd8d000 CR4: 00000080
> Call Trace:
> [<c010c6e0>] do_invalid_op+0x0/0xb0
> [<c010c747>] do_invalid_op+0x67/0xb0
> [<c012517e>] do_timer+0xfe/0x110
> [<c012517e>] do_timer+0xfe/0x110
> [<c0111236>] timer_interrupt+0xe6/0xf0
> [<c0121563>] do_softirq+0xb3/0xc0
> [<c010c6e0>] do_invalid_op+0x0/0xb0
> [<c010bdcd>] error_code+0x2d/0x40
> CTRL-ALT-DEL works, so the system isn't totally hung. But no other
> evidence of activity.

Probably a SIGILL shower is raining on you. Your /sbin/init
is causing it. I had one when I tried to run 686 one on
a 486 box ;)
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