Issue with 6.1.8

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Sun Mar 12 14:48:41 UTC 2023

Hello, Gabriel,

Thanks for your report, sorry it took so long for it to get to me.  The
mailman moderation queues don't get much attention, I'm afraid; most of
the rejections are automatic, and it was only by chance that I happened
to see yours today.

Coincidentally, we've been trying to identify a problem that another (?)
user has reported on IRC, and it may turn out to be the same problem.
So, thank you!

On Jan 31, 2023, Gabriel Wicki <gabriel at> wrote:

> When i tried to boot a GNU Guix machine today i ran into a nasty
> OOM/kernel panic (see the image attached).

> I'm on a relatively recent Alder Lake (12th Gen Intel i9-12900)
> machine. Running 6.0.8 worked fine and vanilla Linux 6.1.8 also raises
> no issues -- so i guess it's a linux-libre issue for the current
> version?

> Please don't hesitate to let me know if i can be of any help regarding this issue.

The potentially-relevant bits seem to be:

dell_smm_hwmon: unable to get SMM Dell signature
0000:00:02.0: Missing Free firmware (non-Free firmware loading is disabled)
nouveau 0000:01:00.0 DRM: failed to create kernel channel, -22
[30 seconds elapse]
Out of memory: Killed process 333 (udevd) [...]
udevd[320]: worked [333] failed while handling '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0'
Out of memory: Killed process 470 (modprobe) [...]
i915 0000:00:02.0: GuC firmware /*(DEBLOBBED)*/: fetch failed with error -12
i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] *ERROR Failed to allocate scratch page
Out of memory: Killed process 320 (udevd) [...]
Out of memory: Killed process 325 (udevadm) [...]
Kernel panic - not syncing: System is deadlocked on memory
Call Trace:
RIP: 0033:0x7f1031616226
Code: Unable to access opcode bytes at 0x7f10316161fc
Kernel Offset: 0x21000000 from 0xffffffff81000000

The backtrace doesn't seem to contain useful information, but the error
quote errors suggest some investigation leads.

It could be useful to compare notes with what others who are running
into this problem.

Alexandre Oliva, happy hacker      
   Free Software Activist                       GNU Toolchain Engineer
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