Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160863
No VMEbus support; Installer crashes with hex dump and "Badness in panic" error
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:20:17 EST
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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):
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.)
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.
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.
[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