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|Summary:||qemu -kernel/-initrd with 4Gb memory and F6 image results in "initramfs bad gzip magic"|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daire Byrne <daire.byrne>|
|Component:||qemu||Assignee:||Glauber Costa <gcosta>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||11||CC:||dwmw2, gcosta, itamar, markmc, virt-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||0.10.5-2.fc11||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-06-15 22:28:41 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Daire Byrne 2009-05-14 11:21:13 EDT
Description of problem: When booting a Fedora 6 image (2.6.20) using -kernel and -initrd the kernel complains that the initrd passed to it isn't a valid gzip cpio disk image (it is). If I boot the *exact* same kernel and initrd using PXE (same kernel command line) it works fine. The error is: checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (bad gzip magic numbers); looks like an initrd Fedora 3 and Fedora 11 images boot fine with -kernel and -initrd. This did not happen in Fedora 10. It also was happening before I updated for the fix to #499666. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): [root@sys422 ~]# rpm -qa | grep qemu qemu-img-0.10-18.fc11.x86_64 qemu-system-x86-0.10-18.fc11.x86_64 qemu-common-0.10-18.fc11.x86_64 [root@sys422 ~]# uname -r 188.8.131.52-111.fc11.x86_64 How reproducible: Always when booting Fedora 6 (2.6.20?) with -kernel and -initrd. Steps to Reproduce: 1.Boot a Fedora 6 kernel and (custom) initrd 2. 3. Actual results: Cannot mount the initrd Expected results: Same as for PXE booting the same files - mounts initrd fine Additional info: Works fine when booting same files using PXE rom. It looks like this bug has appeared before, namely #237879
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-14 11:50:49 EDT
Interesting bug, thanks Daire. I've just tried with the installer kernel/initrd from Fedora 6: http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/6/x86_64/os/images/pxeboot/ and it works fine. Anything special about this initrd? Perhaps you could post it somewhere for us to try?
Comment 2 Daire Byrne 2009-05-14 12:31:27 EDT
Mark, (In reply to comment #1) > Anything special about this initrd? Perhaps you could post it somewhere for us > to try? It is a basic uClibc (buildroot) initrd which is turned into an initrd with: find ./ | cpio -H newc -o > /tmp/new-initrd.cpio ; gzip /tmp/new-initrd.cpio It is 5MB after it has been compressed. I can send you the exact initrd if you want but you can probably make one quite quickly with buildroot: http://buildroot.uclibc.org/downloads/snapshots The exact kernel version I'm using is "2.6.20-1.2948". On further examination it seems to be related to the memory allocation. I just noticed that I had increased the memory >4G after upgrading to F11 and when I now drop it below 4G the FC6 boots correctly again. This is only for FC6 - F11 and FC3 both boot fine with >4G. So in summary this boots fine: <memory>3478528</memory> <currentMemory>3478528</currentMemory> and this doesn't: <memory>4369408</memory> <currentMemory>4369408</currentMemory> For now I'm happy to keep to Memory below 4G.
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-14 12:50:09 EDT
Ah, nice catch tried again with the stock Fedora 6 images: $> qemu-kvm -m 4096 -kernel vmlinuz -initrd initrd.img -append 'console=ttyS0' -serial stdio ... checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (bad gzip magic numbers); looks like an initrd $> qemu-kvm -m 3072 -kernel vmlinuz -initrd initrd.img -append 'console=ttyS0' -serial stdio ... anaconda installer init version 184.108.40.206 using a serial console remember, cereal is an important part of a nutritionally balanced breakfast.
Comment 4 Glauber Costa 2009-05-18 20:39:12 EDT
patch sent upstream: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2009-05/msg00812.html
Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-22 11:44:36 EDT
This will be in qemu-0.10.5 which we hope to push next week
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-05-31 11:34:44 EDT
qemu-0.10.5-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11. http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/qemu-0.10.5-1.fc11
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-06-02 10:29:48 EDT
qemu-0.10.5-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report. If you want to test the update, you can install it with su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update qemu'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5776
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-06-03 12:21:09 EDT
qemu-0.10.5-2.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11. http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/qemu-0.10.5-2.fc11
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:49:42 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle. Changing version to '11'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-06-15 22:28:06 EDT
qemu-0.10.5-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.