Bug 160863 - (no-VMEbus-support) No VMEbus support; Installer crashes with hex dump and "Badness in panic" error
No VMEbus support; Installer crashes with hex dump and "Badness in panic" error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
FC4 Installer crashes; Pentium III SB...
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Reported: 2005-06-17 16:57 EDT by Shaun Andrew
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 01:53:28 EDT
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Description Shaun Andrew 2005-06-17 16:57:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
FC4 cannot install on systems with VMEbus.  Must be a problem with PCI-to-VME bridge. (???)

System Description:  VME system with Intel Pentium III Single Board Computer (SBC) SBC is VMIVME-7750 w/512MB system memory.

FC2 installs on this VME system PERFECTLY.

FC3 cannot install in graphics mode on this VME system.

FC4 crashes and hangs within 2 seconds of start and delivers a hex dump with the following message:
"Badness in panic at kernel/panic.c:119 (Not tainted)"
... apparently FC4 install is so bad with a VMEbus it has trouble "panicking"

SEE the trend......

PLEASE restore VMEbus support!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from FC4 distro CD.
2. install FC4 using any mode.

Actual Results:  Install crashes within 2 seconds ... gives hex dump and "Badness in panic" error

Expected Results:  Should have been able to install FC4 in graphics mode.  (FC2 installs PERFECTLY.)

Additional info:

FC2 installs PERFECTLY
FC3 cannot install in graphics mode, will install in text mode.
FC4 install crashes with hex dump

Fedora development is ignoring VMEbus requirements.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-06-21 13:12:16 EDT
the 'hex dump' is useful to debug this (along with any other information that
gets printed out).

There isn't actually any VME support to 'restore'. I don't think we even have
drivers for such devices.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:53:36 EDT
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
 If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]

Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.

If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..

mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak

Thank you.

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