Bug 188162 - Boot process frequently freezes/locks system at the udev step
Summary: Boot process frequently freezes/locks system at the udev step
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 5
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-06 16:00 UTC by Randall Ross
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-09-11 03:12:51 UTC

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Description Randall Ross 2006-04-06 16:00:22 UTC
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):


 - and -


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 16:12:01 UTC
have you looked at bug 186164 ??
Update as written in:

Comment 2 Randall Ross 2006-04-06 17:01:05 UTC
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 06:58:05 UTC
reassigning to component kernel, maybe these guys can help.

Comment 4 Randall Ross 2006-05-08 14:21:51 UTC
After booting many more times, the percentage of failed boots is closer to 80%.

Comment 5 Randall Ross 2006-05-11 14:48:29 UTC
Upgrade to kernel-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 yields same result. No improvement seen.

Comment 6 Randall Ross 2006-08-07 04:33:28 UTC
Upgrade to kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 fixes issue.

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