Re: CPU context corrupt?
H. Peter Anvin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4 Sep 2001 18:03:11 -0700
Followup to: <999606788.1571.12.camel@hamlet>
By author: Aquila <email@example.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> I have had this problem quite a while now: when playing tribes2 or when
> a particular CPU intensive xscreensaver is running, X would often hang.
> I used to be able to ssh from another box or use SysRq-K to kill X and
> restart (but I never figured out what the problem was).
> Ever since upgrading to 2.4.9-ac3 (from 2.4.8-ac5 I believe), whenever
> it hangs in X the computer would beep and give this message in syslog:
> Sep 4 21:43:41 hamlet kernel: CPU 0: Machine Check Exception:
> Sep 4 21:43:41 hamlet kernel: Bank 1: f600200000000152 at
> Sep 4 21:43:41 hamlet kernel: Bank 2: d40040000000017a at
> Sep 4 21:43:41 hamlet kernel: Kernel panic: CPU context corrupt
> It hangs there, and SysRq-K is no longer able to kill X properly. sshd
> stops working as well. What does this message mean? Do I have faulty
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