Kernel panic: kernel access of bad area pc

Olaf Hering olaf at
Tue Sep 12 02:01:08 EST 2006

On Fri, Sep 08, ppc64 at wrote:

> I have a process to create tape boot images by combining the kernel and initrd 
> into a zImage. The process works for 2.4 (RHEL 3.3) & 2.6 kernels (SLES9 & 
> RHEL4). However on SLES8 ppc64 the kernel panics with "error kernel access of 
> bad area pc". 

What do you use to create the zImage header? 
Also, does the SP3 kernel work any better? The reiserfs mem corruption
has likely has likely the same cause as the ramdisk corruption.

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