kswapd Oops

Timothy Ritchey tritchey at vacuumgenesis.com
Tue Jan 16 04:16:37 EST 2001

Dan Malek wrote:
> What other versions of the kernel have you used that seem to work OK?

so far, this is the only version I have gotten to boot completely. I
have tried the montavista 2.2.14-1.2.2_1 kernel, but it crashes after
loading the compressed ramdisk image with:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Kernel panic: VFS: Free block list corrupted
Rebooting in 180 seconds..

> What is the silicon revision of the chip?

It is a B5 revision

> What were you doing at the time you received this error?

The "Oops: kernel access of bad area, sig: 11" occurs at a couple of
different times. 1) sometimes on boot, it will occur right after kswapd
is enabled, and hang the kernel completely. 2) Sometimes it occurs right
after the:

RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: enabling 8 loop devices
Oops: kernel access of bad area, sig: 11

If it gets past these two spots (which is most of the time) it will get
me to the bash# prompt. Once there, it randomly will Oops, but I can hit
return, and be right back at the command prompt (it will Oops even if I
just leave the machine idle and am not running any commands from the
shell). I just recently came across some additional errors like this:

bash# ls
exec.c:278: bad pte 001709c9.
exit_mmap: map count is 14
Segmentation fault

Thanks for any help.


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