Bug 164108 - Kernel 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 does not boot - cannot insert ext3 module
Kernel 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 does not boot - cannot insert ext3 module
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 163437
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2005-07-24 21:51 EDT by Philippe Rigault
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-27 11:06:39 EDT
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Description Philippe Rigault 2005-07-24 21:51:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Kernel 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3smp does not boot on my box (Pogo Vorticon64, see  
details below).  
I have to revert to older kernels (e.g 2.6.11-1.27_FC3smp) to boot correctly.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-smp-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel kernel-smp-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3   
2. Reboot with this kernel  
   

Actual Results:  Boot fails immediately with this output: 
   
Decompressing Linux...done.   
Booting the kernel.   
Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 starting   
insmod: error inserting '/lib/ext3.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module   
ERROR: /sbin/udevstart exited abnormally!   
mkrootdev: label /1 not found   
umount /sys failed: 16   
mount: error 19 mounting ext3   
mount: error 2 mounting none   
switchroot: mount failed: 22   
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2   
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!   
  

Expected Results:  Boot completes    
   
Note: when  2.6.11-1.27_FC3smp boots, I get this additional line at the  
beginning: 
  
Decompressing Linux...done.    
Booting the kernel. 
audit(1122239850.305:0): initialized  <---- Additional line   
Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 starting    
... 
  

Additional info:

Hardware: Pogo Vorticon64   
Dual Opteron 246, 4GB RAM   
Tyan S2885 Motherboard   
3ware 9506-4LP controller with 4x250GB SATA disks   
  
Partitions: *NOTE* that the partition mounted as '/' (/dev/sda8) has the 
unusual label '/1' because an older partition has the label '/'. 
This works fine with previous kernels (as expected, because there is nothing 
wrong with this). 
Filesystem    Type  Label Mounted on 
/dev/sda8     ext3  /1    / 
/dev/sda2     ext3  /     /FC1 
/dev/sda11    ext3  /big1 /big1 
/dev/sda12    ext3  /big1 /big2 
/dev/sda1     ext3  /boot /boot 
/dev/sda6     ext3  /home /home 
/dev/sda10    ext3  /opt  /opt 
/dev/sda5     ext3  /tmp  /tmp 
/dev/sda3     ext3  /opt  /usr 
/dev/sda9     ext3  /var  /var 
/dev/sda13    ext3  none  /big3 
/dev/sda14     xfs  none  /big4
Comment 1 Philippe Rigault 2005-07-25 16:41:04 EDT
Sorry, typo above: 
>/dev/sda3     ext3  /opt  /usr  
Should be: 
/dev/sda3     ext3  /usr  /usr 
 
Two more important pieces of information:    
    
1. I have confirmed this bug today on another machine:    
Sun Sunfire V20z    
Dual Opteron 244, 2GB RAM    
LSI Logic (Fusion) U320 SCSI (2x73GB)    
    
Filesystem    Type  Label  Mounted on    
/dev/sda8     ext3  /      /    
/dev/sda1     ext3  /boot  /boot    
/dev/sda7     ext3  /home  /home    
/dev/sda9      xfs  backup /backup    
/dev/sda6     ext3  /tmp  /tmp    
/dev/sda2     ext3  /usr  /usr    
/dev/sda5     ext3  /var  /var    
 
Wih this box, the error message is a little different: 
Here is the end of it: 
... 
mptscsih: Unknown symbol mot_HardResetHandler 
mptscsih: Unknown symbol ioc_list 
insmod: error inserting '/lib/mptscsih.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module 
ERROR: /sbin/udevstart exited abnormally! 
creating root device 
mkrootdev: label / not found 
umount /sys failed: 16 
mount: error 19 mounting ext3 
mount: error 2 mounting none 
Switching to new root 
switchroot: mount failed: 22 
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2 
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! 
 
Call Trace:<ffffffff80138164>{panic+196} <ffffffff8034f811>{__down_read+49} 
       <ffffffff80207ef1>{__up_read+33} <ffffffff8013ae53>{do_exit+99} 
       <ffffffff80207db1>{__up_write+49} <ffffffff8013ba8f>{do_group_exit+239} 
       <ffffffff8010eaa6>{system_call+126} 
 
2. This affects *ONLY* the smp kernel: 
- 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 boots fine 
- 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3smp does not boot 
 
Comment 2 Matthew Kent 2005-07-26 19:01:38 EDT
I can verify this is happening as described although the modules insmod seems to
puke on seem random. Once was ext3 another was sata_sil.

We attempted to upgrade the kernels on 3 FC3 dual opteron servers to
2.6.12-1.1372_FC3smp this afternoon with tragic results. None of the servers
would boot, but an indentical server, save for being single cpu, took the update
and rebooted just fine. 

This is a big issue, would appreciate someone taking a look.
Comment 3 Philippe Rigault 2005-07-26 19:10:29 EDT
> This is a big issue, would appreciate someone taking a look. 
Indeed, I have here twenty Dual-Opteron and a Quad-Opteron that are stuck with 
older smp kernels.  
Comment 4 Matthew Kent 2005-07-27 10:16:21 EDT
Looks like most of these issues have been directed to bug id 163437 , still no
word on a fix though.
Comment 5 Frank Ch. Eigler 2005-07-27 11:06:39 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163437 ***

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