Bug 85131

Summary: Shutdown results in panic ('gdth' driver in 2.4.9-e.10 kernel)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Glen A. Foster <glen.foster>
Component: kernelAssignee: Larry Woodman <lwoodman>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Serial console output (boot msgs, diagnostics, panic data) none

Description Glen A. Foster 2003-02-25 23:17:38 UTC
Description of problem: SSIA.  If I boot up an Intel RAID controller that is 
automatically discovered and bound to the 'gdth' driver, all is well until I 
perform a graceful shutdown via /usr/sbin/shutdown.  Then I get a panic.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q kernel
kernel-2.4.9-e.10

How reproducible: 100% (always)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an Intel RAID controller to a system containing an everything install
of RHAS2.1 + 2.4.9-e.10 kernel -- uses 'gdth' driver
2. Boot up, make a file system on a RAID partition.
3. Run "shutdown"
    
Actual results: Attached.

Additional info: Let me know what else you need to troubleshoot/diagnose this.

Comment 1 Glen A. Foster 2003-02-25 23:19:19 UTC
Created attachment 90367 [details]
Serial console output (boot msgs, diagnostics, panic data)

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-26 09:39:10 UTC
this is actually fixed in the e.12 erratum kernel.

Comment 3 Glen A. Foster 2003-02-26 16:31:34 UTC
This is all well and good, thanks for the update.  How does one go about 
getting an 2.4.9-e.12enterprise kernel?  Must they compile it themselves,
or has the enterprise kernel been obsoleted, or what?

/me did an everything install of AS2.1 and ran up2date to get the newest
packages -- I have the following kernel RPMs:

kernel-2.4.9-e.12.i686.rpm
kernel-debug-2.4.9-e.12.i686.rpm
kernel-doc-2.4.9-e.12.i386.rpm
kernel-headers-2.4.9-e.12.i386.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-e.12.i686.rpm
kernel-source-2.4.9-e.12.i386.rpm

... but no enterprise kernel.

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-26 16:58:17 UTC
the "enterprise" kernel is only for 4Gb+ machines...
up2date kernel-enterprise will install it anyway but if you don't have more than
4Gb of ram you'll loose 6% performance.


Comment 5 Glen A. Foster 2003-03-07 20:32:30 UTC
I've verified the -e.12 kernel resolves the panic-on-shutdown problem.