kfree kernel message - why?

Allanah Myles (dossy@panoptic.com)
Wed, 13 May 1998 23:27:33 -0400

Recently I've gotten some strange kernel messages of the following
sort - anyone know various reasons _why_ it might be happening? I've
been trying to track down a problem which I think is stemming from
bad hardware, but I can't verify the component that's bugging
out on me. I've swapped the machine with one of everything, and
it still exhibits strange behavior. I figured this might
be some insight:

May 13 22:47:31 peecee kernel: kfree of non-kmalloced memory: 0065f810, next= 00000000, order=5
May 13 22:47:31 peecee kernel: kfree of non-kmalloced memory: 01a8e810, next= 00000000, order=6

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My machine is:

Linux peecee.panoptic.com 2.0.33 #31337 Wed Apr 29 03:26:11 EDT 1998 i586

Main memory size: 32 Mbytes
1 AuthenticAMD 586 processor
2 16550A serial ports
1 post-1991 82077 floppy controller
1 1.44M floppy drive
1 vga+ graphics device
1 IDE device
hda: WDC AC32500H
1 ethernet interface
eth0: Intel EtherExpress Pro/10
2 SCSI disks
FUJITSU M2624F-512
HP CD-Writer 6020
HP C1533A
Sound devices:
1 Timer
System clock
PCI bus devices:
IDE interface: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 32).
VGA compatible controller: Matrox Millennium (rev 1).
ISA bridge: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 180).
Host bridge: Acer Labs Unknown device (rev 179).

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Strangely, Linux detects my motherboard components as "Acer Labs"
unknown components. The motherboard is actually some "TXpro"
Singapore-special knockoff board. Anyone else have the (mis-)pleasure
of using these, and know anything more about them?


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