Bug 102502 - Oopses and kernel BUGs near firstboot
Summary: Oopses and kernel BUGs near firstboot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-16 00:25 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-08-16 13:43:59 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/messages from first boot after install (90.40 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-16 00:27 UTC, John Reiser
no flags Details
/var/log/dmesg from first boot (30.19 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-16 00:29 UTC, John Reiser
no flags Details

Description John Reiser 2003-08-16 00:25:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
Fresh install of Taroon.  Firstboot does not get to graphics display, instead
about 16 oopses and 16 "kernel BUG" scroll by on console, and multi-user GUI
login screen appears.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install Taroon on Athlon-plain, SIS730, 768MB RAM.
2. Boot and wait until "firstboot" attempts to run.

Actual Results:  About 16 oopses and 16 "kernel BUG" messages scroll by on
console, and firstboot does not get to GUI display (no create non-superuser, no
sound check, no date+time setting, etc.)

Expected Results:  Firstboot graphical dialogs.

Additional info:

CD-ROMs passed MediaCheck.

Comment 1 John Reiser 2003-08-16 00:27:48 UTC
Created attachment 93678 [details]
/var/log/messages from first boot after install

Comment 2 John Reiser 2003-08-16 00:29:00 UTC
Created attachment 93679 [details]
/var/log/dmesg from first boot 

Beware wrap-around.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-08-16 12:41:59 UTC
We've seen (and fixed) some CPU interaction bug on athlons in this kernel (and
we're working with AMD to find what's happening); installing the i686 kernel
instead will make that bug go away; could you do that to verify it's the same
bug you're seeing ?

Comment 4 John Reiser 2003-08-16 13:38:19 UTC
Last night I ran 'up2date' instead.  The problem has gone away with kernel:
$ uname -a
Linux taroon 2.4.21-1.1931.2.393.ent #1 Wed Aug 13 21:38:34 EDT 2003 i686 athlon
i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2003-08-16 13:43:59 UTC
yep that has a workaround as well...

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