Re: Machine check exception? (2.4.6+SMP+VIA)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 16:41:23 EST

> I was running 2.4.6-stable in SMP mode on a dual P3-1GHz machine (VIA 694D
> Chipset / MSI-6321 M/B + ) and the following message popped up after which
> the system hardlocked (no SysRQ input). What does this message mean?
> CPU 1: Machine Check Exception: 0000000000000004
> Bank 1: b200000000000115
> Kernel panic: CPU context corrupt

It means your processor flagged a fault. The b2....115 number decodes to info
about the fault cause if you grab the PIII manual.

Stupid things like overheating. wrong voltages can also trigger it

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