Bug 121162 - kernel hangs during boot displaying 'freeing unused kernel memory'
kernel hangs during boot displaying 'freeing unused kernel memory'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-04-18 05:45 EDT by David Juran
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description David Juran 2004-04-18 05:45:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
When trying to boot kernel-smp-2.6.5-1.326 on my dual PIII it get's to
a point where it prints 
'freeing unused kernel memory: 184 k freed' 
and then it just hangs there. Seem to be a regression issue, since
kernel-smp-2.6.5-1.315 works fine.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with kernel-smp-2.6.5-1.326


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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-18 05:49:31 EDT
Is this a FC2 userspace ?
or FC1-ish 
Comment 2 David Juran 2004-04-18 05:54:10 EDT
FC1 with a few packages (e.g. kernel, picutils, kudzu, modutils)
updated  to devel. 
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2004-04-18 06:02:35 EDT
ok then it's a known FC1 glibc bug ;(
you'll either have to put "vdso=0" on the kernel commandline or
upgrade glibc as well. To be honest putting vdso=0 in is going to be
easier ;)
Comment 4 David Juran 2004-04-18 06:19:02 EDT
Thanks, the 'vdso=0' workaround works fine (-:
Comment 5 Hans Ecke 2004-04-22 14:13:45 EDT
Arjan, could you make a note of this in your readme? Lots of folks
with RH9/FC1 are using your kernels and it looks like this will happen
to all of us...

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