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Re: annoying syslog message from kernel



You are correct... I also see the "Badness at kernel/softirq.c:138"
message.

Another thing... On occasion the system, Powermac with dual G4
processors, fails to boot because of a "spinlock" problem on CPU0. 

Hmmm... I wonder if these two events are related.


-Joseph

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On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 04:01 +0000, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> Joseph Sacco <jsacco <at> gnome.org> writes:
> 
> > 
> > I started seeing these messages
> > 
> >         Message from syslogd <at>  at Mon Jun  4 04:40:20 2007 ...
> >         plantain kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > 
> > a while back. Not harmful, but annoying.
> 
> It looks more harmful at closer look, actually. If you inspect your
> /var/log/messages you'll see something like:
> 
> =================================
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: Badness at kernel/softirq.c:138
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: Call Trace:
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BBD0] [C0008AB0] show_stack+0x50/0x184
> (unreliable)
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BBF0] [C012072C] report_bug+0x84/0xc8
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BC00] [C02B1A2C]
> __kprobes_text_start+0x154/0x538
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BC50] [C0013280] 
> ret_from_except_full+0x0/0x4c
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: --- Exception: 700 at local_bh_enable+0x28/0x8c
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel:     LR = cond_resched_softirq+0x58/0x80
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BD10] [24002428] 0x24002428 (unreliable)
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BD20] [C02B0344] 
> cond_resched_softirq+0x58/0x80
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BD30] [C0231D30] release_sock+0x54/0xac
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BD50] [C0269B20] tcp_sendmsg+0xac0/0xbf8
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BDB0] [C028666C] inet_sendmsg+0x60/0x74
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BDD0] [C022ED68] sock_aio_write+0x114/0x130
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BE30] [C008FF38] do_sync_write+0xb8/0x10c
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BEF0] [C0090B10] vfs_write+0x104/0x1c8
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BF10] [C00911AC] sys_write+0x4c/0x8c
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: [DA18BF40] [C0012C24] ret_from_syscall+0x0/0x38
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel: --- Exception: c01 at 0x1fabb098
> Jun  5 07:49:48 Sulaco kernel:     LR = 0x2002b430
> Jun  5 07:50:13 Sulaco gconfd (petro-1954): GConf server is not in use, shutting
> down.
> Jun  5 07:50:13 Sulaco gconfd (petro-1954): Exiting
> 
> =================================
> 
> I also encountered this nasty behavior.
> 
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