Newbie quesion ...

Richard G. Roberto (
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:38:31 -0400 (EDT)


I'm new to this list, so forgive me if I break netiquette.
I have a Micron P90 with a Practical Peripherals modem at
com4, an aha1542cf SCSI controller at base_io 0x234, dma 7
and irq 10, and a Paradise Bahamas PCI video adapter that is
apparently taking up IRQ11. I also recently added a
Mediatrix Audiotrix Pro card, but the problem I'm having was
happening even before I got it. It's at dma's 0,1,3 and
base_io's 0x220, 0x330, 0x388 and IRQ's 5&9 (resource
friendly, eh?). (Incidentally, I had to modify the aha1542.c
file so the aha1542cf could be recognized at 0x234, the lilo
argument "aha1542=0x234" didn't work). I'm running Debian
linux 1.1 with a 2.0.12 kernel I compiled myself. I'm
getting error messages when my system periodically hangs
that resemble this text I found on another list:

> general protection: 0000
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0010: [<00173257>]
> EFLAGS: 00010046
> eax: 00005307 ebx: 00000001 ecx: bfff0003 edx: 00000000
> esi: bfffff0c edi: 08000e4a ebp: bfff0003 esp: 005a5f80
> ds: 0000 es: 0000 fs: 0000 gs: 0000 ss: 0018
> Process halt (pid: 220, process nr: 6, stackpage=005a5000)
> Stack: 00000246 0000002b 0011002b 00000018 00710018 00714810 bfffff0c 08000e4a
> bffffdc0 0011231e 00000003 ffffffff 00000009 001cc40a 0010a482 fee1dead
> 28121969 cdef0123 bfffff0c 08000e4a bffffdc0 ffffffda 0803002b 0010002b
> Call Trace: [<0011002b>] [<0011231e>] [<0010a482>]
> Code: 2e ff 1d 2c b8 20 00 0f 92 c0 9d 0f a9 0f 91 07 1f 89 c5 84

My error messages I'm sure are not exactly the same, but
they look very similar. My question is:

What can I do to try to troubleshoot this? Is there a
troubleshooting FAQ or something? Is this the right list
for this question? This only happens periodically and I
haven't been able to reliably reproduce it (although the guy
who posted this message said that he reproduced it by using
"shutdown -h now".

Thanks in advance.

Richard G. Roberto
201-739-2886 - whippany, nj

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