Bug#485464: linux-image-2.6.25-2-amd64: Memory and file corruption after running for few days
Justification: causes serious data loss
There seems to be a major memory/file corruption issue in 2.6.25.
I have tried running it after my system had been running on 2.6.24-1-amd64
for quite some time without any issues, but after a few days various
programs would start to dump core spontaneously.
Messages in the log showed this:
Jun 1 17:03:42 deepthought kernel: [161459.115199] clamscan
general protection ip:7ffa5ef9c058 sp:7fff67942cf0 error:0 in
Jun 1 17:05:39 deepthought kernel: [161571.811295] clamscan
general protection ip:7f6737a3117f sp:7fff3fed8320 error:0 in
Jun 1 17:10:49 deepthought kernel: [164336.907368] clamscan
general protection ip:7f4f8b028c65 sp:7fff939cde00 error:0 in
Jun 1 17:18:20 deepthought kernel: [164783.967493] clamscan
general protection ip:7fb8baf9a17f sp:7fffc3440890 error:0 in
Jun 1 17:23:07 deepthought kernel: [165067.957304] clamscan
general protection ip:7f9fa51afb83 sp:7fffad64d3b0 error:0 in
I also noticed file and filesystem corruption starting to pop up in
Eg. an 'apt-get update' would generate a package file wth various parts
This is on a twin dual-core Xeon machine with 4Gb of RAM and using the
I also tried the 32-bit 2.6.25 version under a KVM virtual machine, but
it also crashed after a few days of runing.
Since switching back to 2.6.24 the system is stable once more and also
the virtual machine in the KVM works fine with a 2.6.24.
No other changes were made to the system. Just purge 2.6.25, reboot into
2.6.24 and it's OK.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.25-2-amd64 depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.22 Debian configuration management sy
ii initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.92b tools for generating an initramfs
ii module-init-tools 3.4-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
linux-image-2.6.25-2-amd64 recommends no packages.