general protection fault

Stephen Costaras (
Fri, 2 May 1997 08:44:52 -0500 (CDT)

Jesse Goldman wrote:
> I had two successive general protection faults on my Linux PC the
> other morning. The machine runs debian linux kernel version 2.0.30 and is
> a Pentium 120 with IDE everything (Gateway 2000). Here's what the kernel
> reported:

[stuff snipped]

> Is this a problem with 2.0.30 which can be solved by downgrading or
> upgrading kernel versions? If any more information is required, please
> let me know. Thanks...

I have seen this problem as well on my systems after upgrading to 2.0.30
as well as miscellaneous NMI errors though I think those have gone away as I
turned off ECC checking. I don't see any GPF's under 2.0.29 running with the
exact same config.