Re: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 3b617b05 (was Re: swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00000100) )

From: Samuel Dupas (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 10:55:33 EST

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 10:40:54 -0500
Sunny Zhou <> wrote:
> Yesterday I got the same problem. I believe your hard disk is SCSI
> interface, and you are using 2.4.x kernel, right?

No, It's IDE disk, with software RAID, and the kernel is 2.2.19 (with some
patches to fill to a cobalt machine)

> I reduced my swapping space to 600MB and it worked(at least
> yesterday).
> Don't know why.

I think the problem might happen when I begin to use the swap. But it will
show that there are some problems on the disk.
For You, if it's a HDD problem, the "bad block" might be in the place of
the disk you are not using since you reduce youe partition.

But now, I don't know, Larry said that it might be the memory or the CPU,
now the HDD ...

There is not a specific event when the line "Unable to handle kernel
paging request at virtual address 3b617b05" is in the log ?

Thanks for your help

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