Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206757
kernel-pae fails to boot: request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
fc6test3 kernel with PAE support fails to boot with: request_module: runaway
loop modprobe binfmt-0000
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mainboard with Intel P965, ICH8 (not ICH8R), JMicron JMB363
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
4x 1GB DDR2-675
Software RAID 5 with 3x 250gb SATA2 disks
Gigabyte GV-NX76G256D-RH PCIe graphics card with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot fc6test3 PAE kernel
boot fails with request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000
Kernels without PAE support boot successfully
Attachment with complete kernel and lspci -vv output
Created attachment 136412 [details]
Kernel and lspci -vv output
2.6.17-1.2647.fc6PAE shows the same behaviour. 2.6.17-1.2647.fc6xen boots
despite PAE support, but is unstable. See bug #207254
Same for kernel-PAE-2.6.18-1.2689.fc6.
A similar report was traced to highmem problems in a scsi driver (a long time
Problem is still present in kernel-PAE-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686. This one panics
with "failed to execute /init", though. See new attachment.
The problem seems to be here:
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 965G Chipset.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0x0
With agp=off everything works like a charm. Bug #207254 and bug #212342 seem to
be one and the same.
Created attachment 139698 [details]
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686 failing to execute /init
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!
Closing per previous comment. If you can provide the requested information,
please feel free to re-open this bug.