Bug 635532

Summary: System boot on Gateway 4025GZ laptop hangs at udev
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Steve D... <blitters>
Component: udevAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: harald, jonathan
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Description Steve D... 2010-09-20 01:55:51 EDT
Description of problem:

  System boot of Gateway 4025GZ laptop hangs at udev.  The machine never boots into Fedora.  

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

Fedora 13, tested with both install distro and latest YUM updates.  

Package - udev-153-3.fc13.i686

How reproducible:

  It happens every time.  It also happened with Fedora 12.  I haven't been able to upgrade this laptop from Win XP to Fedora because of the boot hang.  

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 13.
2. First boot into OS
3. Boot process stops at "Starting udev:" message.  
Actual results:

Boot process hangs at udev.  

Expected results:

System should boot into Fedora. 

Additional info:

  I have debugged the boot process using print commands.  The boot process hangs in /sbin/start_udev at the command "wait_for_queue $udevtimeout" on line 318.  

        /sbin/udevadm trigger --action=add
        ret=$[$ret + $?]
        wait_for_queue $udevtimeout  <--- Hangs at this command 
        ret=$[$ret + $?]
        ret=$[$ret + $?]
        /sbin/udevadm control --env=STARTUP=
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2010-09-20 07:14:09 EDT
Boot with "modprobedebug" and without "rhgb quiet" on the kernel command line, and try to find out, which kernel module causes the hangup.
Comment 2 Steve D... 2010-09-21 23:20:39 EDT
  The boot log doesn't get saved on the local disk.  I had to hand copy the following lines...

	Press 'I' to enter interactive startup. 
Starting udev:
Loading modules for acpi:LNXCPU: in 5 seconds
cat: /sys/devices/platform/Fixed: No such file or directory
cat: MDIO: No such file or directory
cat: bus.0/modalias: No such file or directory
Loading modules for:input:b0019v000p0001e0000-e0,1,k74,ramlsfw in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:LNXPWRBN: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:ACPI0003
Loading modules for:LNXSYBUS
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:device: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:INT0800: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:PNP0000: in 5 seconds
Loading modules for:PNP0100: in 5 seconds
<it doesn't actually load a module until>
insmod /lib/modules/ 

  This same system currently boots fine into Win XP.  The Fedora installer seems to run OK until the first reboot.  The Fedora 13 "rescue" mode also runs OK and mounts the hard drive as /mnt/sysimage/.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2010-09-22 03:28:41 EDT

Is this the last line you see before your boot stops?
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2010-09-22 03:29:47 EDT
you can also take a "screenshot" with a camera and attach the jpg
Comment 5 Steve D... 2010-09-22 09:48:59 EDT
The last line reads: 

Triggering Rest

  It looks like there are a lot a failures before it gets to that point.  I did a modprobedebug on an IBM R52 laptop running F13.  It showed modules being inserted during the beginning of the boot that do not happen on the Gateway 4025GZ.  

  I'll try to get some photos of the screens this evening.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-05-31 09:03:31 EDT
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 08:36:15 EDT
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