Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137801
kernel 1.649smp panics for scsi systems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed 1.649 and rebooted and kernel could not mount scsi disk
and consequently could not find modules directory and kept looking for them under /lib/modxxx.ko etc.
In the config file there is only one difference: in 649:
whereas in 1.643 this does not exist. Does one have to add a module
to modprobe.conf? how? If this is the case mkinitrd is not recognizing it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 1.649spm onto a scsi boot disk system
are you running a current mkinitrd ? It sounds like the initrd wasn't
created properly at install time.
The SCSI_INITIO change shouldnt affect you unless you actually have one of those
controllers. This looks more like an mkinitrd bug to me.
I am running mkinitrd-4.1.18-2, latest in devel. I did even recreate the initrd
with the same result. I agree abouit mkinitrd. Please reassign.
What version of gawk do you have installed?
Can you provide the output of /sbin/mkinitrd -v -f /tmp/initrd.out
$(uname -r) and cat /proc/modprobe.conf
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I can't do uname -r with 1.649 since I can't boot into it. What I have not shows:
I need the output of the mkinitrd command, not the actual file...
Oops, sorry about the lack of clarity there
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This looks sane... exactly what error messages do you get on
rebooting? And can you remove quiet from your boot params to get the
more verbose output?
I do not have quite as boot param...like to see what is happenning.
Well, things start loading fine until we get to loading the modules. It
tries to load the mptbase and sais it cannot find it in:
i.e. 2.6.9-1.643smp is missing from all module paths!
Also, the size of the image is smaller than 1.643:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 515409 Oct 26 10:03 initrd-2.6.9-1.643smp.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 301922 Nov 1 14:59 initrd-2.6.9-1.649smp.img
I did it again and actually none of the path shows up i.e. /xxxx.ko is not
found etc. Do you have some older version (>15) that I can try to see?
Do you have /usr/bin/install installed? What package is it from? If
not, what version of coreutils do you have installed?
You got me! It was not install but "strip". I had problems building another
rpm with strip and assigned it to true instead and forgot to change it back.
I am very very sorry.