From: Warren Togami (warren_at_togami.com)
Date: Sat 15 Feb 2003 - 12:08:26 GMT
I have seen consistent kernel panics on several systems running kernel
2.4.20 ctx 16. This occurred on three Dual Athlon motherboards Tyan
Tiger 760MP, Tyan Tiger 760MPX, and Tyan Thunder 760MPX running Red Hat
Linux 7.3 and 8.0. I compiled my own custom kernel and using ext3 in
all cases. Downgrading to any 2.4.19 ctx seems to make it 100% stable
Things seem to be stable when load is low, however the kernel panics
readily during high I/O activity. Load with PHP/MySQL transactions or
building several source trees at the same time on these machines seems
to trigger the kernel panic.
I'm driving down to one of the servers tomorrow in order to read the
kernel panic from the console. Could someone provide exact instructions
for me to collect better debug info?