Bug 188162 - Boot process frequently freezes/locks system at the udev step
Boot process frequently freezes/locks system at the udev step
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-04-06 12:00 EDT by Randall Ross
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:26 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-10 23:12:51 EDT
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Description Randall Ross 2006-04-06 12:00:22 EDT
Description of problem:

When booting FC5 on Sony Vaio PCG-Z505R, the boot process frequently locks at
the udev step. The computer must be physically powered off and then on again to
re-attempt a boot. The boot process *sometimes* succeeds. In a test sequence of
10 boots in succession, the success rate was 4 out of 10. On 4 occasions the
system booted. On 6 occasions, the system froze completely.

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

udev-084-13
kernel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5

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udev-084-13
kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

How reproducible:

Approximately 60% of the time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 on Sony Vaio PCG-Z505R
2. Boot
3. System locks on udev booting
  
Actual results:

System locked / unusable.

Expected results:

Boot process to complete with success

Additional info:

Have applied the suggested fix in Bug #186164 (pcmciautils-012-0.FC5.2.i386.rpm)
with no improvement in result.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-06 12:12:01 EDT
have you looked at bug 186164 ??
Update as written in:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-March/msg01542.html
Comment 2 Randall Ross 2006-04-06 13:01:05 EDT
Yes, I have reviewed Bug #186164 and have applied the suggested fix in post#18
of that bug: pcmciautils-012-0.FC5.2.i386.rpm with no improvement in result.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-07 02:58:05 EDT
reassigning to component kernel, maybe these guys can help.
Comment 4 Randall Ross 2006-05-08 10:21:51 EDT
After booting many more times, the percentage of failed boots is closer to 80%.
Comment 5 Randall Ross 2006-05-11 10:48:29 EDT
Upgrade to kernel-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 yields same result. No improvement seen.
Comment 6 Randall Ross 2006-08-07 00:33:28 EDT
Upgrade to kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 fixes issue.

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