Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155927
cupsd crashes system hard without any messages on kernels newer than 2.6.9...
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
The system crashes hard on cupsd start. No messages are printed to any logs.
The network stack is dead too, no pings.
There is absolutely no indication that something is going wrong, except the
system is dead. No error messages, no logs. Straceing cupsd -f did not tell me
anything either. No obvious indication of anything going wrong.
This is on an old Compaq Presario laptop. The same software works fine on
another intel box. If booting with 2.6.9 everything works without a problem.
The problem here is not the crash, but the fact that there is not any hint of
a problem. Running strace on cupsd did not tell me a lot. Cupsd seems to exec
other stuff, though. The problem could be with a child.
Any idea about how to instrument this, so I can find out what causes this?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with cups service on, system stops on cupsd start
2. Boot without cups service. Start cupsd manually, system dies.
Actual Results: The system is dead. Absolutely no log, or other output before the crash.
System does not even respond to pings any more.
I don't see the problem on any machine, but this particular Compaq laptop.
But on this one it is 100% reproducible. Frustrating really.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 144726 ***