Bug 138560 - Install hang when loading gdth driver.
Install hang when loading gdth driver.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.0
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Tom Coughlan
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-09 16:42 EST by Benoit Roy
Modified: 2010-06-07 00:51 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-07 00:51:27 EDT
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Log from power-up to GDT init (from Mandrake 10.0) (18.49 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-19 23:30 EST, Benoit Roy
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Description Benoit Roy 2004-11-09 16:42:56 EST
Description of problem:
  When trying to install RHEL 4 Beta 2 on an Intel server
  (SCB2SCSI, 2 CPU install and SRCMR RAID controller),
  system hang on “Loading gdth driver ...”.

  I only tried with RHEL4-Beta2-i386-AS-disc1.
  Will other versions of RHEL 4 (ES, WS or desktop) change something ?

  Feel free to reassign component if a more suitable one exist
  for this problem (maybe kernel issue ?).


How reproducible:
  Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press <ENTER> to start graphical install.


Actual results:
  System hang.


Additional info:
  Same behaviour on RHEL Beta 1 and Fedora Core 3.

  System works fine with other OS (other Linux distributions or ...)
  so it shouldn't be related to hardware issue.
Comment 1 Tom Coughlan 2004-11-19 08:26:14 EST
> Will other versions of RHEL 4 (ES, WS or desktop) change something ?

No, they use the same kernel.

> System works fine with other OS (other Linux distributions or ...)

Have you tried other 2.6 Linux kernels?

I suspect the problem may be with the gdth driver in 2.6. It is not
very widely used anymore. A problem was fixed recently with gdth on a
large memory system.  How much memory does your system have?

Comment 4 Benoit Roy 2004-11-19 12:42:50 EST
Have you tried other 2.6 Linux kernels?

> Yes, I used Mandrake 10.0 Official (kernel: 2.6.3.7).

My system isn't a large memory system (it actually have 2 Gbytes of RAM).

Is there a command I can issue to figure out what driver Mandrake is
using (I'm no to familiar with Linux) ?
Comment 6 Tom Coughlan 2004-11-19 15:34:15 EST
The driver will print its version number when it is loaded. Have a
look at dmesg after boot, or /var/log/messages. This may not be much
help because I doubt the version number has been incremented lately,
but if you could post that whole section from the log it might be helpful.
Comment 7 Benoit Roy 2004-11-19 23:30:43 EST
Created attachment 107110 [details]
Log from power-up to GDT init (from Mandrake 10.0)
Comment 9 illtud 2006-04-12 12:41:25 EDT
Is this still open? I'm getting this with U1 install, and I'm currently
downloading the U3 isos, but I think this should either be closed if it's
resolved or somebody should have fixed it if it isn't!
Comment 10 Tom Coughlan 2006-04-12 13:22:09 EDT
I do not have a gdth adapter to test with, so this BZ has languished. Let know
your results. Would you be able to try a patch? The easiest way would be to boot
off some other hardware, then test the gdth. 

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