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Re: What is this kernel error?

On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 08:21:54PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-03-25 at 18:19 -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 05:27:32PM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> > > On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 10:59:22AM -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > > > This showed up for the first time today:
> > > > 
> > > > mnr kernel: [drm:via_verify_command_stream] *ERROR* Invalid / Unimplemented DMA HEADER command. 0x44357b40
> > > > 
> > > > 'uname -a' gives:
> > > > 
> > > > Linux mnr.niof.net 2.6.18-4-k7 #1 SMP Wed Feb 21 16:48:19 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
> > > > 
> > > A little more context....
> > 
> > What else do you need? What would be helpful?
> > 
> > I'm uptodate on etch.
> > 
> > This line has now shown up twice in my logcheck.
> Well, you know more than we do. We don't even have the machine at our
> disposal.


> What he was asking for, are there any correlations based on activities
> performed on the machine at the same time?

If I knew any such info I would have mentioned it. I get an email from
logcheck once an hour. I couldn't begin to tell you exactly what I was
doing 45 minutes (or whatever) ago.

> Is this during boot or shutdown? Is it during a suspend sequence? or a
> Wake sequence?

My machine (desktop) was last booted 7 days ago. I rebooted because of
the new kernel. That's why I pointed out the specific kernel.

> What about writing a CD/DVD?

I doubt it. I've created 4 or 5 archive DVDs since the reboot but
received only two of the messages.

> Is this a SCSI, IDE (PATA) or SATA machine?

The main drive is SATA, the DVD writer and an auxiliary drive are IDE.

> Do you have more than one Monitor?

I have only one pair of eyes. In any event the monitor situation has not
changed in a long time and I only recently started getting the message.

> Are you watching a DVD or some kind streaming video?

No. I hardly ever watch a DVD (I assume you mean prerecorded). I do view
avi files that I've written to DVD.

> Is this due to a SUB storage device?

What is SUB?

> I could go on, but I hope you get the meaning as to "a little more
> context..."

I gave all the info that *I* thought might be relevant. Since I have no
clue as to what *might* be causing the problem (other than the change in
kernel) I'm looking for guidance.

> I've gone on and on and on about smart questions. Do you really want
> me to post and ESR on your butt?

You might be better off concentrating on intelligent answers.

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions,
 their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -- Oscar Wilde
    Rick Pasotto    rick@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

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