Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173020
Kernel panic when loading aic7xxx and 4 GB memory available
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:23:04 EST
Description of problem:
The kernel panics on bootup when loading aic7xxx. If I restrict memory to 3 GB
(parameter men=3G) it comes up fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This is very similar to bug 167049. It is not identical. Before the SCSI
driver found units that were not there, now it gets a panic. But the problem
appears at the same stage during boot, and it is sensitive to the fourth GB of
memory in the same way.
Created attachment 120985 [details]
(Serial) console output during boot.
The problem is still present in 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4smp
This is a mass-update to all currently open kernel bugs.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO_REPORTER state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
It looks like 2.6.15 solved this problem. It works now.