Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159185
kernel locks up when installer reboots
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:19:58 EST
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Description of problem:
I've managed to install FC4-re0530.1 on my AMD64 notebook, after overcoming bug 159182. At the end of the install, when the installer was rebooting the system, the kernel printed some oopses containing references to timer and ext3 commit, and then died. This happened twice: once when the installer rebooted after the installer backtrace in bug 159182, once after the bug was worked around and install completed successfully.
This problem didn't happen on the i686 box that installed successfully. A few potentially-significant differences, besides the different arch, are that the i686 box isn't using raid at all (the amd64 one has /boot and the volume group containing / in raid 1 physical volumes), and the i686 box doesn't have any firewire-connected disks (the amd64 has two, and one of them holds raid 1 members of the volume group holding the root filesystem, while both of them hold raid 1 members of physical volumes of a separate volume group).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the x86_64 installer on my HP Presario r3004US
2.Reboot after some data is written to the disks
Actual Results: Oops on reboot
Expected Results: No such oops was present in FC4-re0523.0
I've tried one reboot after installing and updating several packages after install was complete, and the oops didn't occur; the box rebooted cleanly.
No filesystem corruption seems to have occurred, and no raid resyncing was needed. It's possible that the installer is just leaving some mounted filesystem behind, and the kernel fails to unmount it cleanly.
Got it on i686 (athlon) as well, on 3 other boxes that use raid devices for
/boot and for physical volumes containing the root filesystem. It goes like
this (typos are all mine):
any chance you can get at the stuff that scrolled off the top ? serial console
No serial cable here, and I'm going to be away again until Saturday evening :-(
Created attachment 115222 [details]
snapshot taken after install completed and crashed at 80x60
'fraid this is the best I could do without going out to purchase a serial
cable. There's a complete trace, but there's a previous trace that's already
partially scrolled out.
(Long) fixed in rawhide, AFAICT.