Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok... (521 Views)
Reply
Trusted Contributor
Steve Reece_3
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎01-06-2005
Message 1 of 6 (570 Views)

HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

I have an HP-UX system that's crashing when coming up in multi-user mode.  When it boots in single-user mode, it comes up ok.

 

It objects to a kernel module prior to the crash, then crashes with a "panic: kalloc: out of kernel virtual space" error.

The physical memory in the system hasn't changed.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Starting the STREAMS daemons-phase 1
Create STCP device files
Starting the STREAMS daemons-phase 2
         $Revision: vmunix:    vw: -proj    selectors: CUPI80_BL2000_1108 -c 'Vw for CUPI80_BL2000_1108 build' -- cupi80_bl2000_11
8 'CUPI80_BL2000_1108'  Wed Nov  8 19:24:56 PST 2000 $
Memory Information:
    physical page size = 4096 bytes, logical page size = 4096 bytes
    Physical: 2095104 Kbytes, lockable: 1501920 Kbytes, available: 1740160 Kbytes

NOTICE: vpath loading v1.6.0.9  (Feb  3 2005 14:36:35)

NOTICE: vpath loading successfully

mod_obj_load: Undefined symbol drmfgl_wrapper in loadable module /stand/dlkm/mod.d/gvid_info.
WARNING: MOD: mod_obj_load: Processing symbol table in module /stand/dlkm/mod.d/gvid_info failed


System Panic:

linkstamp:          Tue Aug 2 08:45:26 BST 2005
_release_version:   @(#)     $Revision: vmunix:    vw: -proj    selectors: CUPI80_BL2000_1108 -c 'Vw for CUPI80_BL2000_1108 build'
-- cupi80_bl2000_1108 'CUPI80_BL2000_1108'  Wed Nov  8 19:24:56 PST 2000 $
panic: kalloc: out of kernel virtual space

PC-Offset Stack Trace (read across, top of stack is 1st):
  0x0020e958  0x00493160  0x0016e10c
  0x001991ac  0x0049a3d4  0x0019925c
  0x00199524  0x00097e9c  0x00550b44
  0x0054ebd0  0x0054b5a0  0x0054bc10
  0x0054c5d4  0x0014d9dc  0x00033f64
End Of Stack

 

Honored Contributor
Patrick Wallek
Posts: 13,787
Registered: ‎06-21-2000
Message 2 of 6 (554 Views)

Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

What version of HP-UX are you running?  What model of system is this?

Trusted Contributor
Steve Reece_3
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎01-06-2005
Message 3 of 6 (543 Views)

Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

I believe it's 11.11 and it's on an rp3440.

Honored Contributor
Patrick Wallek
Posts: 13,787
Registered: ‎06-21-2000
Message 4 of 6 (538 Views)

Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

If you have a support contract have a look at this:

https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisp...

 

For this particular issue apparently a couple of the semaphore kernel parameters were too large.  

 

"To resolve this issue, we decreased semmnu and semume to half of their value."

 

 

 

 

Trusted Contributor
donna hofmeister
Posts: 191
Registered: ‎08-29-2008
Message 5 of 6 (536 Views)

Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

perhaps it would be good to ask what changed?  was the kernel recently modified?  were kernel parms changed?  was software added?

Trusted Contributor
Steve Reece_3
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎01-06-2005
Message 6 of 6 (521 Views)

Re: HPUX system crashing at multi-user boot - single user mode boot ok...

I agree Donna - that's my first port of call.  Unfortunately, I don't know the answer I'm afraid.

The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.