Re: [panic] "Cheetah error trap taken" with Debian 2.6.24 kernel
From: Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 01:03:48 +0200
> Given that the screenshot shows that the line just before the crash
> is "radeonfb (0001:02:00.0): ATI Radeon [d" which looks truncated the
> most likely candidate looks to be drivers/video/aty/radeon_base.c (in
> __devinit radeon_map_ROM).
> That function even has some suspicious looking comments immediately above
> the call.
> Finding out for sure would probably require building a custom installer
> using a kernel with some added debugging statements. Is that needed?
Since the pci_map_rom() call done by the Radeon driver will be done
long before it registers itself as a console framebuffer device, we
would not see the penguin on the screen and the framebuffer console
output if it's invocation of pci_map_rom() were the cause.