Bug 118826 - "kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!"
"kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!"
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-03-21 01:53 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:43 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.85-22
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Last Closed: 2004-03-23 12:24:47 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2004-03-21 01:53:52 EST
After upgrading to SysVinit-2.85-20, I can no longer boot. 
Immediately after my initrd finishes running, I get "kernel panic:
Attempted to kill init!".  I had to reboot with init=/bin/sh, mount
all my filesystems by hand and downgrade to SysVinit-2.85-18 to get
back up and running.

It may be relevant that I'm *not* using SELinux.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-22 01:34:04 EST
But you probably have an /etc/sysconfig/selinux with
'SELINUX=enforcing', yes?

Or do you have 'enforcing=1' in your kernel commandline?
Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2004-03-22 03:24:17 EST
Happens here also with a vanilla 2.4.25 host. SELinux settings are the
default ones and there is no 'enforcing=1' in the cmdline (or any
other selinux option).
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-22 12:14:03 EST
'default ones' -> do you have a /etc/sysconfig/selinux?
Comment 4 Enrico Scholz 2004-03-22 16:18:33 EST
no; there is no /etc/sysconfig/selinux
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-22 16:49:34 EST
Jonathan: are you running a 2.4 kernel as well?
Comment 6 Jonathan Kamens 2004-03-22 19:07:30 EST
I am running 2.4.25-pac1 (built it myself, not Red Hat kernel).
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-22 21:20:08 EST
OK, I can't reproduce this with the FC1 update kernel - does that work
for you? I'll build a 2.4.25 and test that...
Comment 8 Jonathan Kamens 2004-03-23 09:33:11 EST
I am not in a position (i.e., I don't have the time) to try a FC 
kernel right now.
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-23 12:24:47 EST
should be fixed in SysVinit-2.85-22. 

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