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From: Warren Togami (warren_at_togami.com)
Date: Mon 17 Feb 2003 - 21:15:06 GMT

Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 02:08:26AM -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
>>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?
> get http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/ksymoops/v2.4/
> read the manpage and use as much additional information
> as possible, also collect a complete lspci -vvv listing
> and the dmesg listing of your system boot ...
> best,
> Herbert

I am not able to get into the server room until Tuesday =(. In the mean
time I was reading ksymoops documentation. I'm not completely sure how
to use this? Do I need a serial console?

ksymoops says that it is for kernel OOPSes, how can this decode the
panic message?

Warren Togami

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