Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121162
kernel hangs during boot displaying 'freeing unused kernel memory'
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with kernel-smp-2.6.5-1.326
Is this a FC2 userspace ?
FC1 with a few packages (e.g. kernel, picutils, kudzu, modutils)
updated to devel.
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
Thanks, the 'vdso=0' workaround works fine (-:
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...