Bug 199007 - Kernel panic when updated from kernel 2.6.16-1.2289_FC6 to kernel 2.6.17-1.2396.fc6
Summary: Kernel panic when updated from kernel 2.6.16-1.2289_FC6 to kernel 2.6.17-1.23...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-15 15:52 UTC by Peter Carrero
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-01-08 00:08:13 UTC

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Description Peter Carrero 2006-07-15 15:52:26 UTC
Description of problem:
had kernel panic when yum-updated from kernel 2.6.16-1.2289_FC6 to kernel

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot into kernel 2.6.17-1.2396.fc6
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

md: created md2
md: bind<hdc3>
md: bind<hdc3>
md: bind<hdc3>
md: runnind: <hda3><hdb3><hdc3>
md: personality for level 5 is not loaded!
md: do_md_run() retuendd -22
md: md2 stopped.
md: unbind<hda3>
md: export_rdev(hda3)
md: unbind<hdb3>
md: export_rdev(hdb3)
md: unbind<hdc3>
md: export_rdev(hdc3)
md: ... autorun DONE.
EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock
mount: error mounting /dev/root on sysroot as ext3: Invalid argument
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
ERROR unmounting old /proc/bus/usb: No such file or directory
forcing unmount of /proc/bus/usb
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-07-16 03:25:33 UTC
broken initrd ? Peter ?

Comment 2 Peter Carrero 2006-07-16 20:13:06 UTC
Dave, you are correct! The problem was on the initrd image.
kernel 2.6.17-1.2336.fc6 gave me the same problem as the 2396 one, but kernel
2.6.16-1.2289-FC6 worked, so I decided to look for the raid5 personality modules.
Guess what? The name of the modules changed after kernel 2.6.16-1.2289! In that
kernel, each personality has its own module and in the subsequent kernels,
personalities 4, 5 and 6 are bundled up in one module.
mkinitrd --with=raid456 <image file> 2.6.17-1.2396.fc6 
and changing the grub.conf file fixed the problem, but now smartd, acpi and some
other services don't start correctly and fail to stop.

Comment 3 Peter Carrero 2006-07-16 20:22:30 UTC
forgot to mention my hd config:
md0 100mb raid1 comprised of hda1, hdb1 with hdc1 as hotspare
md1 3gb raid0 comprised of hda2, hdb2, hdc2
md2 500gb raid5 comprised of hda3, hdb3, hdc3

Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2007-12-31 01:16:18 UTC

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!

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