Bug 452660

Summary: Networking grinds to a halt with kernel-2.6.25.6-55
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Darryl L. Pierce <dpierce>
Component: kernelAssignee: John W. Linville <linville>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Darryl L. Pierce 2008-06-24 12:11:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Installing Fedora 9 on my laptop (Dell D820 w/ IPW3945 wireless and Broadcom
NetXtreme BCM5752 wired) all networking works perfectly. However, on doing a yum
upgrade and pulling down the 2.6.25.6-55 kernel RPM, networking grinds to a
halt. Rebooting to the original 2.6.25-14 kernel networking all goes back to normal.

I've installed both x86_64 and i386 versions of Fedora 9 and have seen the same
problem. And I have installed both versions at least 3 times.


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

How reproducible:
Every time.


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install base Fedora 9
2. Upgrade to 2.6.25.6-55 kernel
3. Reboot
  
Actual results:
Do anything network related: traffic is slow, web pages do not come back most of
the time, SSH sessions will just freeze, yum is unable to hit mirrors


Expected results:
Networking to return results.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-06-24 16:10:40 UTC
Can you try a kernel from Koji?

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=53647


Comment 2 Darryl L. Pierce 2008-06-25 11:10:50 UTC
I downloaded and installed the mentioned kernel. On rebooting to that kernel and
logging in, I got a message that the kernel failed. I allowed it to send the
failure message back to kerneloops for diagnosis. I'm now back to the stock
kernel that came with F9.

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2008-06-26 20:17:41 UTC
Not sure what might be the problem w/ -70.fc9, but could I persuade you to 
try -57.fc9?

   http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=52456

Many have reported wireless-related problems w/ -55.fc9 and iwl3945.  -57.fc9 
seems to fix most of those issues (at leas the ones which were new 
w/ -55.fc9).