Bug 1090746

Summary: Kernel panic on boot on systems with AMI BIOS - regression in 3.14
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Robert Hancock <hancockrwd>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 20CC: gansalmon, hancockrwd, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda, mchehab
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: kernel-3.14.2-200.fc20 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-05-01 22:30:42 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Robert Hancock 2014-04-24 04:35:38 UTC
Description of problem:
On some systems, 3.14-based kernels appear to lock up immediately after boot. Using "earlyprintk=efi" (assuming an EFI system) shows that the kernel is panicing in acpi_tb_parse_root_table.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot 3.14.1 on affected system

Actual results:
Kernel panics immediately on boot

Expected results:
System boots

Additional info:
According to the kernel bugzilla (linked) a patch is available to fix this problem though I have not tested it yet. It appears that systems with an AMI BIOS (as with mine) are affected. The patch is supposed to get queued for stable but has not been merged yet. This likely needs to be applied, as otherwise this will cause a major regression on a significant number of systems if the 3.14 update hits stable.

Comment 1 Robert Hancock 2014-04-24 04:44:27 UTC
Using the "acpi=rsdt" boot option works around the issue.

Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2014-04-24 12:45:18 UTC
Thanks for the pointer to the upstream bug.  I've grabbed the kernel patch mentioned there and included in in the scratch build below.  Could you try that when it completes and let me know if it resolves your issue?


Comment 3 Robert Hancock 2014-04-25 01:26:48 UTC
Yes, this build boots normally on my system.

Comment 4 Josh Boyer 2014-04-25 12:21:57 UTC
Thanks.  I added the patch to our tree.  It will be in the next build.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-04-28 21:00:08 UTC
kernel-3.14.2-200.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-04-30 04:10:30 UTC
Package kernel-3.14.2-200.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.14.2-200.fc20'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-05-01 22:30:42 UTC
kernel-3.14.2-200.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.