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Re: [HACKERS] urgent: upgraded to 8.2, getting kernelpanics

From: Devrim GUNDUZ <devrim(at)CommandPrompt(dot)com>
To: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, postgres general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] urgent: upgraded to 8.2, getting kernelpanics
Date: 2007-02-26 13:57:02
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On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 08:24 -0500, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> we tried update to the latest via yum update with no help.

As Tom stated, FC4 is no more supported; therefore you won't be able to
get newer kernel via yum.

> as promised, here is the  best photo of the panic we could get:

...bad locking...

The picture reminded me a SCSI driver bug in older kernels -- I google'd
again now and I saw a post that says "native drivers are being used in
FC5+ kernels". If this is the real case, you may hit the problem
sometime later.

Upgrading OS will probably solve your problem; since there is no way to
upgrade FC4 kernel unless you want to compile kernel source on your


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