[clug-talk] Kernel Panic

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Mon May 22 23:30:52 PDT 2006

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I once had a soundcard that would only work if I booted windows first,
then soft reset into Linux (yes I did figure this out eventually, well
actually someone else did and was kind enough to put the answers where
google could find it).

Anyway, I suspect the problem is not with Grub, but hardware related.
Try turning off "Plug'n Play OS" in the BIOS

Are you *sure* this is a stock kernel?  Make sure there are no
performance patches of any kind (archck/beyond, ck, realtime-lsm, etc.)
 What kind of system is this?  Also, some performance enhancements from
the mm branch have been merged, you may wish to disable these (the low
latency preemption stuff comes to mind).  What about using a stock
kernel from your distro?  Does the same problem manifest itself?

Nick Wiltshire wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having seemingly random kernel panics on boot. It seems to happen when I 
> hit restart in Windows and come back into Linux, but I've yet to narrow it 
> down to a single (set of) cause(s). Could Windows be sending some weird 
> signal to Grub?
> I've googled various parts of the error to no avail.
> At any rate, here's what I get. If anyone can figure out what is causing it 
> I'd appreciate it. It's a kernel.org Kernel.
> Call Trace:
>  [<f88f2257>] ntfs_end_buffer_async_read+0x257/0x3a0 [ntfs]
>  [<c016b149>] end_bio_bh_io_sync+0x39/0x60
>  [<c016cb2d>] bio_endio+0x5d/0x90
>  [<c0257f25>] __end_that_request_first+0x205/0x270
>  [<c02f9bcb>] scsi_end_request+0x3b/0xf0
>  [<c02f9f04>] scsi_io_completion+0x154/0x4b0
>  [<c030894b>] sd_rw_intr+0xcb/0x270
>  [<c02f9886>] scsi_device_unbusy+0x46/0x80
>  [<c02f51de>] scsi_finish_command+0x7e/0xa0
>  [<c02f5090>] scsi_softirq+0xd0/0x150
>  [<c0126d96>] __do_softirq+0xd6/0xf0
>  [<c0126de5>] do_softirq+0x35/0x40
>  [<c0126ed5>] irq_exit+0x45/0x50
>  [<c010580e>] do_IRQ+0x1e/0x30
>  [<c0103b32>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
>  [<c029b0ef>] acpi_processor_idle+0x214/0x2fc
>  [<c0100ee0>] cpu_idle+0x80/0x90
>  [<c053c9ed>] start_kernel+0x18d/0x1d0
>  [<c053c3b0>] unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x1e0
> Code: 60 ff ff ff 90 90 90 90 90 90 83 ec 14 8b 4c 24 1c 89 74 24 08 8b 74 24 
> 18 f7 c1 ff 01 00 00 89 5c 24 04 89 7c 24 0c 89 6c 24 10 <0f> b7 7e 06 0f b7 
> 56 04 8d 47 ff 0f b7 d8 75 1f f6 c2 01 75 1a
>  <0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
> Thanks,
> Nick
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