Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146921
FC3 locks on boot with smp kernel (hyperthreading)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:16:29 EST
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Description of problem:
Running on a P4 3GHz with hyperthreading, Fedora3 locks up whilst
starting up the services. I've tried disabling mouse console services
(ie gpm) and the xfs, since it used to lock up specifically at these
two until I worked out how to stop them. However, now it just locks at
no particular service eg sshd, readahead, atd, anacron etc.
However, it only locks when I boot with the smp version of the kernel,
running in "normal" mode, I have no probs at all.
I've tried upgrading the kernel, (this is the latest version of the
one on the machine), but the same smp problem persists.
The machine responds to ping requests when locked, and I can ssh to a
login, (at the terminal), but it doesn't respond to a password.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Choose the 'smp' option
3.Watch it lock up
Actual Results: Machine locks up whilst starting the services
Expected Results: Should've booted normally to and X-Windows login
I have also experienced this exact same bug with RHEL4 kernel 2.6.9-
The way I got round it was to add:
to the grub kernel command as a parameter, and the system booted fine
I should also mention the main board which is having this issue:
It's an ASUS P4S533-MX with a SiS chipset.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.