Bug 210350 - no boot with cpqarray
no boot with cpqarray
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Konrad Rzeszutek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-10-11 13:11 EDT by Dan Horák
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-05 10:31:10 EST
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2006-10-11 13:11 EDT, Dan Horák
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Description Dan Horák 2006-10-11 13:11:23 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting a server (old Compaq DL 360) with kernel-2.6.9-42.0.x.EL, then it
stops during initialization of cpqarray driver. For details see the attachment.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot kernel 2.6.9-42.0.x
Actual results:
unlimited wait during cpqarray initialization

Expected results:
successful boot

Additional info:
kernel-2.6.9-34 boots OK and there is a difference in the interrupt assigning
line "ACPI: PCI interrupt ..." between 2.6.9-34 and 2.6.9-42

relevant part of dmesg:
NET: Registered protocol family 17
ACPI: (supports S0 S4 S5)
ACPI wakeup devices:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
SCSI subsystem initialized
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 2.6.0)
cpqarray: Device 0x10 has been found at bus 0 dev 1 func 0
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:01.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
cpqarray: Finding drives on ida0Using cfq io scheduler
 (Integrated Array)
cpqarray ida/c0d0: blksz=512 nr_blks=17756160
cpqarray: Starting firmware's background processing
 ida/c0d0: p1 p2
device-mapper: 4.5.0-ioctl (2005-10-04) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
Comment 1 Dan Horák 2006-10-11 13:11:24 EDT
Created attachment 138258 [details]
boot log
Comment 2 Dan Horák 2006-10-11 13:19:52 EDT
adding "noapic" to the kernel boot parameters makes the machine to boot
Comment 3 Jason Baron 2007-02-09 16:33:37 EST
So this only affects the 'UP' kernel?
Comment 4 Dan Horák 2007-02-13 16:11:21 EST
I will try to do some up/smp boots tomorrow.
Comment 5 Konrad Rzeszutek 2007-02-27 12:45:47 EST
Comment 6 Dan Horák 2007-02-28 08:12:23 EST

I am sorry, but it is quite important machine. It will be possible to do the
reboots during this weekend, I am sure.
Comment 7 Dan Horák 2007-03-05 02:49:07 EST
The results are here:
- 2.6.9-42.0.8smp - without noapic => boots OK
- 2.6.9-42.0.10 - without noapic => boots OK

I did not have any older kernel version, e.g. 2.6.9-42.0.2
Comment 8 Konrad Rzeszutek 2007-03-05 10:31:10 EST
OK. Closing BZ as NOTABUG then.

Thank you for checking the later releases.

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