SOLVED - Re: Simple question re: oops

From: Lee Revell
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 21:58:46 EST

On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 10:40 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > panic_on_oops has no effect, a bunch of stuff flies past and the last
> > thing I see is "gam_server: scheduling while atomic" then a stack trace
> > of the core dump path then "Aiee, killing interrupt handler".
> >
> > I am starting to suspect the hard drive, does that sound plausible?
> > It's as if it locks up when it hits a certain disk block.
> run memtest on it... you might have bad RAM..

This was some kind of (ACPI related?) kernel bug. I upgraded from Hoary
(2.6.11) to Breezy (2.6.12) and the problem which had been 100%
reproducible went away.

One strange thing I noticed was some strange APM/ACPI related messages
in the logs when starting X (APM: overridden by ACPI or something). Now
I don't get these and the X log just says /dev/apm_bios: No such device.

Oh well, it's working now.


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