Bug 127862

Summary: INSTALL: kernel BUG at kernel/workqueue.c:104
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ian Pilcher <arequipeno>
Component: kernelAssignee: Dave Jones <davej>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 3CC: barryn, ellenshull, pfrields, wtogami
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2004-10-31 18:07:54 EST Type: ---
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Description Flags
FC3t2 installation BUG test
BUG output from FC3rc2
serial console capture from FC3rc2 none

Description Ian Pilcher 2004-07-14 15:53:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to install Fedora Core 3 test 1 on my Abit VP6-based system.
The following kernel BUG occurs right after I confirm my package

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kernel BUG at kernel/workqueue.c:104!
invalid operand: 0000 [#2]
Modules linked in: parport_pc parport dm_mod xfs jfs reiserfs ext3 jbd
msdos rai
d6 raid5 xor raid1 raid0 8139too mii uhci_hcd sr_mod sd_mod scsi_mod
floppy loop
 nfs lockd sunrpc vfat fat cramfs vga16fb vgastate
CPU:    0
EIP:    0060:[<c0130cb4>]    Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00210202   (2.6.7-1.478)
EIP is at queue_work+0x17/0x2f
eax: c2187620   ebx: f7d22148   ecx: 00000000   edx: c218761c
esi: c02328e6   edi: c03424a0   ebp: c03bffd0   esp: c03bffc8
ds: 007b   es: 007b   ss: 0068
Process anaconda (pid: 429, threadinfo=c03bf000 task=f6fef970)
Stack: c21874e4 c012831f c03bffd0 c03bffd0 00000000 00000011 c03e4ca8
       00000000 c0124185 f6c15e44 00200046 c03c0000 c0108d17
Call Trace:
Stack pointer is garbage, not printing trace
Code: 0f 0b 68 00 3f 8a 30 c0 89 d8 e8 e5 fe ff ff b9 01 00 00 00
 <0>Kernel panic: Fatal exception in interrupt
In interrupt handler - not syncing

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Attempt to install Fedora Core 3 test 1 on an Abit VP6-based system.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-07 20:14:07 EDT
Created attachment 104917 [details]
FC3t2 installation BUG test

This bug is still present in test 2.
Comment 2 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-08 13:00:41 EDT
I've managed to work around this BUG by disabling the drives that
contain my software RAID partitions (hde=none hdg=none hdi=none
hdk=none) and installing a minimal system on hda.  hda is attached to
the built in VIA controller on the VP6; hde-hdk are attached to a
couple of Maxtor-branded Promise PDC20269 (Ultra133TX2) controllers. 
Note that simply installing to a partition on /dev/hda wasn't
sufficient, possibly because of the swap "filesystem" on /dev/md2.

It's only a guess, but I think that the BUG may be triggered when
Anaconda tries to start a software RAID device.  queue_work seems to
be involved in starting new kernel threads, and this is the most only
reason I can come up with that a new kernel thread would be created at
this point in the installation process.
Comment 3 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-12 01:36:42 EDT
Still there in test 3 also.
Comment 4 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-24 13:54:50 EDT
Still present in RC1.
Comment 5 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-27 15:30:34 EDT
Still present in RC2.
Comment 6 Dave Jones 2004-10-27 15:50:05 EDT
is it the exact same trace in RC2 ? No further information, like a stack trace ?
Comment 7 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-27 16:33:41 EDT
Created attachment 105866 [details]
BUG output from FC3rc2
Comment 8 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-27 17:28:59 EDT
Created attachment 105869 [details]
serial console capture from FC3rc2

I got lazy and used a serial console to capture the BUG from FC3rc2.  Scanning
through the output I noticed that there is a kernel OOPS which I never saw
before.  It occurs during the "Searching for Fedora Core installations..."
Comment 9 Elliot Lee 2004-10-29 13:24:00 EDT
Please try kernel-2.6.9-1.649 - it supposedly has a fix for the oops
at least.
Comment 10 Dave Jones 2004-10-29 14:23:41 EDT
*** Bug 137273 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-29 15:18:49 EDT
Where can I find 2.6.9-1.649?
Comment 12 Ian Pilcher 2004-10-31 18:07:54 EST
Never mind.  RC5 successfully installs -- no OOPS or BUG.