SLES11 SP1 system panics after an update to kernel version 2.6.32.19-0.2

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
 

Situation

This issue has been observed on HP Proliant DL 385 G5 and DL 145
After update to kernel version 2.6.32.19-0.2, the system does not boot anmore.
The screen is black or the last lines of the crash are seen.
Using vga=normal as kernel boot option or an attached serial console does show that the system panics with the following call trace:
 
[    5.527376] ---[ end trace a7919e7f17c0a725 ]---
[    5.541168] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
[    5.558846] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Tainted: G      D      2.6.32.19-0.2-default #1
[    5.581196] Call Trace:
[    5.588491]  [<ffffffff810061dc>] dump_trace+0x6c/0x2d0
[    5.604096]  [<ffffffff813949a8>] dump_stack+0x69/0x71
[    5.619439]  [<ffffffff81394a28>] panic+0x78/0x199
[    5.633744]  [<ffffffff81050e72>] forget_original_parent+0x332/0x340
[    5.652722]  [<ffffffff81050e90>] exit_notify+0x10/0x190
[    5.668583]  [<ffffffff81051188>] do_exit+0x178/0x360
[    5.683664]  [<ffffffff813987c1>] oops_end+0xe1/0xf0
[    5.698490]  [<ffffffff8102dbe5>] __bad_area_nosemaphore+0x155/0x230
[    5.717467]  [<ffffffff81397a0f>] page_fault+0x1f/0x30
[    5.732807]  [<ffffffff811dc8df>] find_next_bit+0x7f/0xb0
[    5.748927]  [<ffffffff811dc535>] cpumask_next_and+0x25/0x50
[    5.765825]  [<ffffffff811f97ef>] __pci_device_probe+0x8f/0xf0
[    5.783245]  [<ffffffff811fa753>] pci_device_probe+0x33/0x60
[    5.800142]  [<ffffffff81294c47>] really_probe+0x77/0x230
[    5.816262]  [<ffffffff81294e6a>] driver_probe_device+0x6a/0xc0
[    5.833938]  [<ffffffff81294f53>] __driver_attach+0x93/0xa0
[    5.850577]  [<ffffffff812942c8>] bus_for_each_dev+0x58/0x80
[    5.867475]  [<ffffffff81974d58>] agp_amd64_init+0xa8/0xc2
[    5.883854]  [<ffffffff819566be>] gart_iommu_init+0x2d5/0x337
[    5.901012]  [<ffffffff81948dac>] pci_iommu_init+0x18/0x28
[    5.917391]  [<ffffffff810001e5>] do_one_initcall+0x35/0x190
[    5.934289]  [<ffffffff81943770>] do_basic_setup+0x5d/0x6c
[    5.950668]  [<ffffffff819438e5>] kernel_init+0x166/0x1b2
[    5.966788]  [<ffffffff81003fba>] child_rip+0xa/0x20

Resolution

Install the kernel update released October 2010.

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  • Document ID:7006939
  • Creation Date: 28-Sep-2010
  • Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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