Re: Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task

From: Zwane Mwaikambo (
Date: Sun Feb 09 2003 - 17:31:58 EST

On Sun, 9 Feb 2003, Glen Kaukola wrote:

> Hi,
> On my Gentoo system, I installed a 2.5.59 kernel, and when I boot it, it tells
> me this:
> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task
> In idle task - not syncing
> Stuck ??
> CPU #1 not responding - cannot use it
> But then it goes ahead and boots anyway, and I just have one cpu missing from
> programs like top. My system is a supermicro P4DC6+ motherboard with two 2.2
> Ghz pentium 4 xeons. I've attached the output of dmesg. If you need
> anything else from me that would be of help then let me know.

Please decode that oops on the system after it has booted. or perhaps even
turn on CONFIG_KALLSYMS. Does it boot 2.5.59-vanilla fine? or even with


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