hello,

since 2 month, i have a problem with my suse 10.1 machines. these machines
crashed very coincidentally. then i have disabled many hardware components,
but these machine still crashed
and in the log files i cant find anything.
but, yesterday I found a reference in my logfile:

Nov 24 15:16:56 pclab9 syslog-ng[2279]: STATS: dropped 0
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer
dereference at virtual address 00000004
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: printing eip:
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: f9739084
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: *pde = 00000000
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: SMP
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: last sysfs file:
/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/power/state
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Modules linked in: nfs lockd nfs_acl sunrpc
novfs autofs4 ipv6 snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq af_packet edd button battery ac apparmor
aamatch_pcre loop dm_mod usbhid shpchp pci_hotplug via_agp ehci_hcd
snd_via82xx snd_ac97_codec snd_ac97_bus snd_pcm snd_timer nvidia
snd_page_alloc e100 snd_mpu401 uhci_hcd snd_mpu401_uart usbcore via_rhine
mii snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device i2c_viapro agpgart i2c_core ide_cd snd
soundcore parport_pc parport ns558 gameport cdrom ext3 jbd reiserfs fan
thermal processor via82cxxx sata_via libata sd_mod scsi_mod ide_disk ide_core
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: CPU: 1
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: EIP: 0060:[<f9739084>] Tainted: P
U VLI
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: EFLAGS: 00010246 (2.6.16.21-0.25-smp #1)
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: EIP is at Novfs_Read_File+0xbb/0x16d [novfs]
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: eax: 00000000 ebx: b5b53324 ecx:
45670be4 edx: 272feb1a
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: esi: 0810e0a0 edi: d4d83bc0 ebp:
00000000 esp: ed17ff08
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Process beep-media-play (pid: 6768,
threadinfo=ed17e000 task=c55b9090)
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Stack: <0>ed17ff64 ed17ff70 00000009
0000e8e3 01010001 04010001 0810e0a0 000457fe
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: 00000000 00000004 00000000 00000000
01010001 04010001 d4d83bc0 ea7a8308
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: f972f067 ed17ff68 00000001 01010001
04010001 00000004 b5b53324 00000000
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Call Trace:
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: [<f972f067>] Novfs_f_read+0xf3/0x18a [novfs]
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: [<f972ef74>] Novfs_f_read+0x0/0x18a [novfs]
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: [<c015bff9>] vfs_read+0xa8/0x14d
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: [<c015c44e>] sys_read+0x3c/0x63
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: [<c0103bdb>] sysenter_past_esp+0x54/0x79
Nov 24 16:12:36 pclab9 kernel: Code: ba 20 00 00 00 51 31 c9 6a 00 e8 e7 c3
ff ff ff 74 24 38 89 c5 50 68 78 2d 74 f9 e8 e8 9e ff ff 83 c4 1c 85 ed 75
77 8b 44 24 2c <83> 78 04 00 75 7c 8b 54 24 28 83 ea 10 85 d2 89 14 24 89
54 24
Nov 24 16:16:57 pclab9 syslog-ng[2279]: STATS: dropped 0
Nov 24 16:37:35 pclab9 syslog-ng[2336]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting

i have installed version 1.2 from the novell linux client.
is this the most current version ? Are these problems well-known ? I could
not find anything in the newsgroup.

Thank you for your answer.
Oliver Friedrich