[Bug 36329] kernel faults during reboot

Kipp Hickman gospelgeek at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 18:47:08 UTC 2006

Public bug report changed:

Irony. After I posted the above bug report and indicated that it only happens on the 2.6.10-6 series, it happend on the 2.6.10-5 kernel as well. Unfortunately, the syslog daemon was one of the processes that was killed when this happened so I don't have the exact crash info. But it looked just like the one I've already posted.

My suspicion is that it has something to do with the graphics driver warning from the kernel during bootup:

Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86_64 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-7174  Tue Mar 22 06:45:40 PST 2005
Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: WARNING: Your Linux kernel has problems in its implementation of
Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: the change_page_attr kernel interface.  The NVIDIA kernel
Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: module will attempt to work around these problems, but
Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: system stability may be affected.  It is recommended that
Mar 23 21:30:19 localhost kernel: NVRM: you update to a 2.6.11 or newer kernel.

And the only reason I say this is that the main reason I went back to the 2.6.10-5 kernel is because I was experiencing frequent X server lockups where only the mouse would move, but the system was entirely unresponsive.

When I switched back to 2.6.10-5, that problem has seemed to largely disappear. However, the other day I had a complete lock-up where not even the mouse would move. Unfortunately there was nothing in the syslog after a reboot.

I hope some of this rambling helps!

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