When using Deployment Solution to roll out new IBM x3850 servers, the Linux PE environment received an interesting error when attempting to boot:
'badness in do_exit at kernel/exit.c'
This particular server had 16 processors. Apparently the Linux kernel configured for this boot process was unable to correctly address multiple processors.
Fortunately, this was a fairly simple fix. Deploying the image was not really a multi-processor critical operation. By adding the 'maxcpus=1' statement, as defined below, the kernel was then configured to only operate using one CPU. This resolved the problem.
In the MISC folder
CommandLine="root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=32768 maxcpus=1"
append initrd=rootfs.gz root=/dev/ram0 rw ramdisk_size=262144 quiet...