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Kernel debug messages: Dazed and confused, but trying to continue

I got this rather curious kernel debug message, I assumed in was caused by my laptop going into standby, with a mounted sshfs share (using FUSE).
But after reading the kernel source, it seems like it was caused by unplugging my Ethernet cable (with a mounted sshfs share(?))

Kernel debug messages

It seems to be an ‘nmi-error’ found in the linux kernel at: 2.6.26-1-686/arch/x86/kernel/traps_32.c (Debian Lenny)

static notrace __kprobes void mem_parity_error(unsigned char reason, struct pt_regs *regs)
{
printk(KERN_EMERG
"Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason %02x on CPU %d.\n",
reason, smp_processor_id());

printk(KERN_EMERG
"You have some hardware problem, likely on the PCI bus.\n");

#if defined(CONFIG_EDAC)
if (edac_handler_set()) {
edac_atomic_assert_error();
return;
}
#endif

if (panic_on_unrecovered_nmi)
panic("NMI: Not continuing");

printk(KERN_EMERG "Dazed and confused, but trying to continue\n");

/* Clear and disable the memory parity error line. */
clear_mem_error(reason);
}

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  1. 2 December 2010 at 2:01 am

    ehternet cables are still the ones that i use for my home networking applications ‘;,

  2. Alex
    19 April 2011 at 8:08 pm

    That’s not VMware programmers, that’s the Linux kernel’s error messages. Yeah, the Linux devs certainly have a sense of humor.

  1. 27 January 2011 at 9:03 am

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