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Bug 84332

Summary: kernel 2.4.18-24.7.x i586 oops - Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 8b4b75d2
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Greg Bailey <gbailey>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i586   
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Screen contents of kernel oops none

Description Greg Bailey 2003-02-14 16:30:33 UTC
Description of problem:

On an old pentium workstation (i586) I run a firewall/router/NAT between
internal network and cable-modem attached internet connection.  Twice in the
last 2 weeks I've come across an "Oops" on the screen.  Not sure what could have
caused it, but will attach what I saw on the screen.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RedHat 7.3 with current kernel (kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i586.rpm) and all other
errata up-to-date.

How reproducible:

Not very.  Not sure what caused it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Leave machine alone??
2.  Wait indeterminate amount of time
Actual results:

Total loss of functionality (obviously)

Expected results:

Working system.

Additional info:

I wasn't able to use any of the alt-scroll-lock or similar key
combinations--they didn't seem to do anything.  Nothing unusual in the logs
before the lockup occurred.

Comment 1 Greg Bailey 2003-02-14 16:31:50 UTC
Created attachment 90090 [details]
Screen contents of kernel oops

Comment 2 acount closed by user 2003-03-01 04:47:51 UTC
could be a hardware problem? 
does the system pass hardware test like memtes86 or
cpuburn ?

Comment 3 Greg Bailey 2003-03-24 18:04:37 UTC
I did try memtest86 (which is at, not
BTW) and it did not return any memory errors.  Thanks for the suggestion!

I'm still running the 2.4.18-24 kernel on it--I haven't seen any indications
that the recent patches in the kernels would have anything to do with this
problem but I can always put the latest on it if need be.

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:31 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: