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Bug 83335 - Kernel BUG at apic.c:287! / Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Summary: Kernel BUG at apic.c:287! / Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-02 21:49 UTC by Bill Gray
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:28 UTC

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Description Bill Gray 2003-02-02 21:49:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
During inital boot from CD on digital PRIORIS XL 6200 (200Mhz PPro)
the install hangs with an apparent kernel crash:

  Kernel BUG at apic.c:287!
  Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try to boot from iso CD; tried "linux apic", "noapic", "disableapic",
etc.  Got the panic every time.

Actual Results:  as described below

Expected Results:  I was hoping to be able to install  :-)

Additional info:

Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
---------------[ cut here ]-----------
Kernel BUG at apic.c:287!
invalid operand: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c028682e>]   Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010246

EIP is at (2.4.18-14BOOT)
eax: 0 ebx: ff ecx: ffffffff edx:0
esi: 59800 edi: c0105000 ebp: 4e00 esp: c027ffdc
ds: 18 es: 18  ss: 18
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c027f000)
Stack: ff 0 59800 c0286dd9 c02806b8 c027e000 0 c02afd40 c0100191
Call Trace:

Code: 0f 0b 1f 01 46 c7 22 c0 b8 ff ff ff ff 87 05 e0 e0 ff ff a1
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing

<and it hangs there with Caps / Scroll lock LEDs flashing>

Comment 1 Bill Gray 2003-02-14 13:22:57 UTC
Same bug is present in the PHOEBE beta kit:
  kernel BUG at apic.:298!
  ... register dump, stack / call trace etc
  <0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:28 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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