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Bug 3009 - Kernel appears to panic when shutting down.
Summary: Kernel appears to panic when shutting down.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 3100
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-24 17:50 UTC by Chaim Frenkel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-05 17:50:56 UTC

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Description Chaim Frenkel 1999-05-24 17:50:30 UTC
A strange screen appears just before the system shuts down.
This appears to be a dump of registers and/or memory.

If someone would tell me how to capture this (it seems to
be more than one screen full.) I will be happy to pass it

This is an HP Series 4 5/133 with 48MB of memory.

The output of first few lines of dmesg.

Linux version 2.2.5-15 ( (gcc
version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1
Mon Apr 19 22:21:09 EDT 1999
Detected 132633208 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 52.84 BogoMIPS
Memory: 46920k/49152k available (996k kernel code, 412k
reserved, 764k data, 60k init)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Pentium 75 - 200 stepping 0b
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16
error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf70dc

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-24 18:23:59 UTC
Really need more information about this in order to determine what is
happening with the system.  Please try to post the dump that you are

Comment 2 Andrew Dodd 1999-05-24 20:11:59 UTC
How would we capture the kernel dump?

I'm experiencing the same bug.  I don't consider it too serious, as it
happens when the system would normally be halted anyway.  It occurs in
stock RedHat kernels for both 5.9 and 6.0.  Kernels that I compile
myself have absolutely no problems.

------- Email Received From  Chaim Frenkel <> 05/24/99 17:01 -------

Comment 3 rbrown 1999-05-27 13:53:59 UTC
I have 2 boxes at home--one does this, the other doesn't.
On the good one, the output of halt is this (not verbatim, sorry):
  INIT: changing runlevel..
  Shutting down ____  (repeats a lot)
  The System is halted.
  Power down
(there's some new-to-2.2 "md_* awoken" messages in there, too)

On the bad system, it's the same until the last two lines:
  The System is halted
  Kernel Page Fault ... blah blah blah.. oops... blah blah...

So, AFAIK, the net effect is that instead of getting a single
line "Power Down", I get 2 pages of kernel error messages.
Pretty innocuous, but interesting (and ugly).

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-05 17:50:59 UTC
This bug is similar enough to #3100 that I'm going to coalesce.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3100 ***

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