Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197977
Kernels 2.6.17 take longer to boot than 2.6.16-1.2133 and keep HDD LED on
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:27:45 EST
Description of problem:
Kernels 2.6.17 take longer to boot than 2.6.16-1.2133
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.17-1-1.2139, kernel 2.6.17-1.2145
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the kernel and boot on ASUS M8R-MVP motherboard with one SATA-II HDD
Kernel waits longer for SATA links (motherboard has 4 SATA-II sockets on ULi
M1575 controller). Now kernel waits for like 15 seconds each for each of 3
unused SATA sockets and reports that link is down. After that HDD LED on
computer case stays ON and does not blink when there is IO activity
Check that nothing is connected to SATA socket faster and do not set HDD LED on
Motherboard ASUS A8R-MVP (http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?
HDD Seagate Barracuda SATA-300
Everything was fine under kernel 2.6.16-1.2133.x86_64
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
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 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.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
Thank you. I just rebooted PC under new kernel and it is clear that this bug
is gone. Later today I will try to burn CD (that was/is an issue before) and
Thanks a lot
I checked and now can confirm that IDE DVD-burner works now. Finally, I can
The bug can be closed as resolved.