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* RE: FW: Linux 2.6.10 under VMware - NULL pointer.
@ 2005-01-10 12:33 Piszcz, Justin Michael
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From: Piszcz, Justin Michael @ 2005-01-10 12:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: znmeb, linux-kernel


> Questions:
> 1. Is the VMWare host Windows or Linux?
The VMWare host is Windows XP SP2.

> 2. Is the distribution of Linux you are attempting to run as a guest
one
> that is supported by VMWare?
Previously, it was Slackware and now Debian, not "officially supported."
But I never had any problem with kernels 2.6.5-2.6.9 with either
distribution.

> 3. Are you using the latest version of VMWare?
Yes, I am using the latest stable.

-----Original Message-----
From: M. Edward Borasky [mailto:znmeb@cesmail.net] 
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 4:32 PM
To: Piszcz, Justin Michael
Subject: Re: FW: Linux 2.6.10 under VMware - NULL pointer.

On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 10:49 -0500, Piszcz, Justin Michael wrote:
> At first, I thought these problems may have been related to XFS;
however, I am now using ext2 and they still persist.
> 
> Under the same Virtual Machine, Slackware-9.1, 10 & -current worked OK
with kernels 2.6.5-2.6.9.
> 
> The current distribution I am running is Debian Sarge 3.1rc2 with
2.6.10.
> 
> Any ideas?

Questions:

1. Is the VMWare host Windows or Linux?
2. Is the distribution of Linux you are attempting to run as a guest one
that is supported by VMWare?
3. Are you using the latest version of VMWare?

VMWare is a commercial, licensed product. I have a license (Windows XP
Host), but I haven't done much with it recently, mostly because the
machine in question is now a *real* dual-boot and it doesn't really have
enough RAM to support a Linux guest in the manner to which Linux is
accustomed. :)

When I was using VMWare with Linux guests, however, my recollection is
that Red Hat Linux was supported; everything else was "roll your own". I
was able to get Debian "woody", Knoppix LiveCDs and hard disk installs
to work easily as guests. A little more hacking was required with
Gentoo, because of the different way Gentoo handles "/etc/init.d".

If I run out of more interesting things to do this weekend, I might
upgrade my VMWare to the latest stable and try to load Gentoo 2004.3 as
a guest with a 2.6 kernel, just to see what happens. I have Gentoo's
2.6.10-r3 running on all of my Linux boxes. I had one panic with
2.6.10-r1, but no events of any kind since that.

Ed Borasky


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* FW: Linux 2.6.10 under VMware - NULL pointer.
@ 2005-01-04 15:49 Piszcz, Justin Michael
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Piszcz, Justin Michael @ 2005-01-04 15:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

At first, I thought these problems may have been related to XFS; however, I am now using ext2 and they still persist.

Under the same Virtual Machine, Slackware-9.1, 10 & -current worked OK with kernels 2.6.5-2.6.9.

The current distribution I am running is Debian Sarge 3.1rc2 with 2.6.10.

Any ideas?


hda: 41943040 sectors (21474 MB) w/32KiB Cache, CHS=44384/15/63, UDMA(33)
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2
hdc: ATAPI 1X CD-ROM drive, 32kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
input: PC Speaker
es1371: version v0.32 time 09:23:52 Jan  4 2005
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 9
PCI: setting IRQ 9 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
es1371: found chip, vendor id 0x1274 device id 0x1371 revision 0x02
es1371: found es1371 rev 2 at io 0x1400 irq 9 joystick 0x0
ac97_codec: AC97  codec, id: CRY19 (Cirrus Logic CS4297A rev A)
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (4096 buckets, 32768 max) - 336 bytes per conntrack
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ipt_recent v0.3.1: Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net>.  http://snowman.net/proje
cts/ipt_recent/
ClusterIP Version 0.6 loaded successfully
arp_tables: (C) 2002 David S. Miller
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 380k freed
Adding 1171760k swap on /dev/hda1.  Priority:-1 extents:1
mtrr: your processor doesn't support write-combining
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000003c
 printing eip:
c014bb70
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1]
CPU:    0
EIP:    0060:[<c014bb70>]    Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 00010286   (2.6.10)
EIP is at vfs_getattr+0x20/0xb0
eax: db712054   ebx: db026e60   ecx: 00000000   edx: 00000000
esi: dacdff6c   edi: 00000003   ebp: dacde000   esp: dacdfef0
ds: 007b   es: 007b   ss: 0068
Process artsd (pid: 895, threadinfo=dacde000 task=dac600a0)
Stack: dfee7c80 df837000 dacdff6c 00000000 dacdff18 00000003 c014bc4f dfee4300
       db712054 dacdff6c db712054 dfee4300 00000000 dacde000 b7fe9000 00000001
       00000001 00000000 00000296 b7fe9000 b7fe8000 00000000 dac63414 dac63414
Call Trace:
 [<c014bc4f>] vfs_stat+0x4f/0x60
 [<c013660e>] remove_vm_struct+0x5e/0x80
 [<c014c36b>] sys_stat64+0x1b/0x40
 [<c01381ee>] do_munmap+0x11e/0x160
 [<c0138274>] sys_munmap+0x44/0x70
 [<c01022e3>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Code: 3c 5b c3 90 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 83 ec 18 8b 44 24 20 89 74 24 10 8b 74 24
 24 89 5c 24 0c 89 7c 24 14 8b 58 08 8b 93 84 00 00 00 <8b> 4a 3c 85 c9 74 29 89
 44 24 04 8b 44 24 1c 89 74 24 08 89 04

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