error: general protection :0000

error: general protection :0000

Post by Karsten M. Sel » Mon, 02 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I'm getting the following error running Tom's Root Boot (1.6.335),
kernel 2.0.35, on an Epson ActionNote 880C:

486DX/80 CPU (unknown vintage)
8 MB RAM / 8 MB swapfile
command was

# rm -rf backup cardsoft cardview clworks cwnet dos epson fdwinw games
map \
mouse pcaudio pm skw util wincomm windows

(I'm trying to remove a failed restore of the CPIO archive).

It was executed in /hd
This is /dev/hda1 (vfat)

general protection: 0000
CPU:    0
EIP:    0010:[<00124d84>]
EFLAGS: 00010012
eax: 5835ff90   ebx: 003eddfc   exc: 0017ad6f   edx: 5835ff90
esi: 00488718   edi: 003eddfc   ebp: 00000246   esp: 003eddec
ds: 0018        es: 0018        fs: 002b        gs: 002b        ss: 0018
Process rm (pid: 173, process nr: 13, stackpage=003ed000)
Stack:  00000000 00000000 00225d58 0000001e 00650810 0017ad6f 00126211
        00488718 001576a0 00000301 0000001e 00000200 0000001e 0000001d 00225d58
        00001d82 001579ba 00225d58 0000001e ffffffff 00001d82 004f4a00 00000000
Call Trace: [<0017ad6f>] [<00126211>] [<001576a0>] [<001579ba>]
[<001580d7>] [<0015967d>] [<00159701>]
        [<001241b>] [<0015fd68>] [<0015fddf>] [<001d0723>] [<0015ff63>]
[<0012b3b4>] [<001d0723>] [<00160056>]
        [<0012c0ae>] [<0012c0f4>] [<0010a7e5>]
Code: 8b 42 04 39 d8 74 05 89 c2 eb f5 90 89 4a 04 55 9d ff 4e 1c

I've been trying to install Linux (S.u.S.E. 5.3) on the laptop, have now
given up and am trying to restore the original DOS/Win3.1 installation
from a CPIO archive on a remotely (NFS) mounted disk.  I've decided not
to install Linux on this system as it gives GPFs and kernel faults under
a number of conditions and three different kernels (TRB, S.u.S.E.
install floppy kernel, S.u.S.E. default EIDE kernel (not sure if this is
different from install).  I was hoping I could get it to hold together
long enough to restore the original (DOS/Win) configuration <g>.

The system *can* run Linux, it does have a tendency to flip out under
stress -- many processes, kernel compilation, long reads/writes to the
hard drive.

I've had persistant media errors under Linux accessing the hard drive,
though no DOS tools (scandisk, Norton -- speedisk, calibrat, sysinfo)
could find any filesystem or media errors.  Write/read test included.
I've fdisk'd and reformatted the partition twice, both under Linux and
most recently under DOS (prior to Norton tests).

Kernel module plip.o is loaded, along with one other which is standard
to TRB but I can't access right now.

System is frozen, keyboard input does not echo to console, I *can*
switch between virtual consoles.  <ctrl><alt><del> does not reboot the
machine.  After waiting for ~ten minutes, a second attempt brings up
more error messages including:

kfree of non-kimalloced memory: 00099b18, next= 004c2000, order=1

(additional lines not listed)

I'm posting this more in hopes that it helps someone on the development
team than in solving a problem of my own -- this system won't be running
Linux (w/ exception of short TRB sessions) from here on out.


    What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    Welchen Teil von "Gestalt" verstehen Sie nicht?


  4:11pm  up 15:40,  4 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00


error: general protection :0000

Post by Luuk Spreeuwe » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>I'm getting the following error running Tom's Root Boot (1.6.335),
>kernel 2.0.35, on an Epson ActionNote 880C:
>486DX/80 CPU (unknown vintage)
>8 MB RAM / 8 MB swapfile
>command was

The swap file is very small, this may result in running out of virtual memory
which may cause ugly effects (although it shouldn't).
Try a swap partition of something like 30Mb to rule out this problem.
Especially for X you need lots of virtual memory.

Furthermore, there is some info available on running Linux on
Notebooks (e.g. mini howto X-Notebook).

dr. L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)               Associative Computing, Ltd.


1. Setup error: general protection: 0000


     One of my friends is trying to setup Linux (Slackware 2.1) for
his GateWay 2000.  After booting the machine with the bootdisk and
rootdisk, doing fdisk, mkfs, ..., he is not successful in doing the
'setup' command.  The 'setup' command ends up with the following
message and brings him back to the '#' prompt:

general protection: 0000
EIP:    0010:00145e9e
EFLAGS: 00010202
eax: 00db6804   ebx: fffffffe   ecx: 5004c083   edx: 00db68e8
esi: 00000242   edi: 0012afa5   ebp: 00db6804   esp: 00dd1ee4
ds: 0018   es: 0018   fs: 002b   gs: 002b   ss: 0018
Process setup (pid: 11, process nr: 7, stackpage=00dd1000)
Stack: fffffffe 00000242 0012afa5 00dd1f9c 00000242

     His GW2000 consists of a 90MHz-Pentium, Plato mother board with
an on-board EIDE chip and a Western Digital 1GB IDE hard disk (Caviar

     Has any of you encountered this kind of problem?  Any suggestions
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