panic: nonexistent vm area (upgrading 2.2.18 to 2.2.19)

panic: nonexistent vm area (upgrading 2.2.18 to 2.2.19)

Post by Psx » Fri, 24 Aug 2001 20:35:30

After upgrading the kernel from 2.2.18 to 2.2.19
my RH6.2 system won't boot any more, it ends up with:

   Trying to vfree() nonexistent vm area (c00f0000)
   VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly
   Freeing unused kernel memory: 68k freed
   Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

This happens with 400MHz PII and 700MHz Celeron (PIII)
processors. I compiled with 2.2.19-ow1 patch, egcs-1.1.2-30
(version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux), HOSTCFLAGS
-Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O9 -funroll-loops -malign-double
-mcpu=pentiumpro -march=pentiumpro -fomit-frame-pointer

Settings are exactly the same that I used to compile 2.2.18.
2.2.18 still works fine in both machines. All RH6.2 rpm-updates
are up to date.

From different kernel mailing lists I have found so far two
posts about similar cases, but no-one has answered to them yet.
Any ideas what this is about?


p.s. I recently had problems also with my 2.2.18 kernel, which
caused my server to spit: "kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed
for <various services>". With Andreas VM-global patch that problem
was solved. According to kernel-mailing lists I have understood
that the way VM is implemented has been changed in 2.2.19 so that
VM-global patch (or something like it) has been merged to the source.


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Hello list,

after upgrade to 2.2.19 on Suse-Linux firewall, I've following message
on booting: VFS: Unable to mount root fs 03:01

What can I do? The file was already copied to /boot...

Thanx in advance.

Best regards.

Dirk Emmermacher
Lowersaxony gymnastics federation

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