Bug 478558

Summary: general protection fault at boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tom <tomg68>
Component: udevAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Tom 2008-12-31 17:42:08 EST
Created attachment 328024 [details]
kernel dump of GPF

Description of problem: About one out of every three boots udev takes a very long time to initialize followed by general protection fault, don't know for sure if this is a kernel or udev related issue.

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How reproducible: One of every three boots or so.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine and cross fingers.
Actual results: High likelihood of GPF then lock-up.

Expected results: Normal boot.

Additional info: I tend to think this is likely related to udevadm
as it keeps appearing in the crash dumps.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2009-01-19 10:04:31 EST
you might try to boot with "modprobedebug" added to the kernel command line
Comment 2 Tom 2009-01-19 14:45:45 EST
This issue turned out to be unrelated to the operating system, as I discovered several days ago that I had a flaky dimm, acting up in ways never before seen by me. Ended up the system died as a result, that's how I figured out what was going on.

I have since swapped out all ram, re-installed and tested extensively. Problem has not reoccurred, and I am certain it was hardware related.

Bug report can be safely closed.