Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189601
XEN-Kernel crashes when try start on a i2o block device (Promise Fasttrack SX6000)
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Installed FC5 on a P4/HT / Promise FastTrack SX6000 (Raid5).
Upgraded to xen (2096 kernel)
When restarting every time the i2o module loads (while startup) it crashes the
system and immediately reboots it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XEN-Kernel 2.6.15-1 2096
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 on P4(HT)/Asus/2GB RAM/Promise FastTrack SX6000 BIOS 1.1.xxx)
2. Yum install xen, xen-kernel etc.
3. Restart the system
Crashes while starting and automaticly reboots
Is there some kind of redhat specific kernel boot parameter which prevents the
kernel immediately to reboot to see the exact reason?
Tried all sense making kernel options such as apci=off noapic molapic nosmp
pci=nobios,noacpi,nommconf,nosort,routeirq (panic=20) (nofb to be sure that the
problem is not framebuffer related) but no success.
The Promise BIOS rev. is 1.10.000
Same result on a HP Proliant DL380 G3 booting from a cciss RAID 5 controller.
Going back to VMWare server now I think. :)
Is this still reproducible on the latest stable release+updates? Thanks.
I have abandoned Xen in favour of VMWare so I won't be testing this.
Perhaps someone at Red Hat or HP can try some testing.