I managed to salvage the following information from the screen before the
screen went black (courtesy of the screen blanker?). I didn't find any way
to get the display back so the rest of the information was lost:
--- Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000018 printing eip: c0137b20 *pde = 00000000 Oops: 0000 CPU: 1 EIP: 0010:[<c0137b20>] [lost, something about kswapd in all of this]---
The machine is a dual 600MHz PIII with 512 MB RAM and 1 GB of swap. I had been running 2.4.14 for almost exactly two days when it crashed. There was no significant load on the system at the time of the crash. Before this I had been running 2.4.5 with no such problems (but other problems, such as mysterious hangs, possibly related to the non-free OSS sound drivers or gcc or XFS in order of suspicion).
I suppose this is not much use but perhaps it can serve as a data point. I'd happily provide more information but with most of the crash dump lost I'm not sure how. Please Cc: through email if you think there is some other info that I could provide. Thanks.
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