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Bug 78395 - kernel smp 2.4.18-18.7.x crashes
Summary: kernel smp 2.4.18-18.7.x crashes
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-22 09:30 UTC by josef radinger
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:13 UTC

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Description josef radinger 2002-11-22 09:30:54 UTC
installed kernel-smp 2.4.18-18.7 
system crashed several times after that
no logs generated
have the same kernel as up-version, which seems to work

my system: ibm xseries 360
single cpu, but hyperthreading activated

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
the system just crashed

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-11-22 09:56:40 UTC
any info on the crash?
which modules are you using ? (lsmod will tell you)

Comment 2 josef radinger 2002-11-26 13:13:38 UTC
[root@builder2 root]# uname -r
[root@builder2 root]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
nfsd                   76768   8  (autoclean)
autofs                 11652   0  (autoclean) (unused)
nfs                    86048   2  (autoclean)
lockd                  55904   1  (autoclean) [nfsd nfs]
sunrpc                 79252   1  (autoclean) [nfsd nfs lockd]
eepro100               20720   1 
usb-ohci               20896   0  (unused)
usbcore                74400   1  [usb-ohci]
ext3                   67424   2 
jbd                    51528   2  [ext3]
ips                    43776   3 
sd_mod                 12832   6 
scsi_mod              108048   2  [ips sd_mod]

Comment 3 josef radinger 2002-12-03 09:54:30 UTC
any more infos needed?

Comment 4 Summer Maynard 2003-01-09 15:19:34 UTC
I have seen the same thing twice on Dell PowerEdge 2650.  In both cases,
hyperthreading had to be disabled.  One disabled in the BIOS; one disabled using
the 'noht' kernel parameter.

kernel version 2.4.18-18.7.x
Red Hat 7.3

When hyperthreading is enabled and there is a heavy load on the system (doesn't
seem to matter what type of load, i.e. web, samba, ftp, etc.), the system
freezes up and/or shuts down with absolutely nothing but a time lapse in the logs.

Please let me know what else I can provide.

Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:13 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, 
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