Bug 213254 - kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686 locks up hard at bootup
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686 locks up hard at bootup
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2006-10-31 09:47 EST by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:29 EST (History)
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2006-10-31 09:47:19 EST
Description of problem:

After having upgraded from fc5 to fc6
the kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686 locks up hard during bootup.

Grub boots up normally, but afterwards the kernel seems to hang in a very early
stage of initializing the kernel. 

This is the end of the printout on the terminal:

...
ACPI: Core revision 20060707
ACPU; setting ELCR to 0800 (from 0020)
CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz stepping 07

Afterwards, the machine is completely non-responsive (Not even the 3-finger
salute works), only the "power button" reacts. No visible nor audible dactivity,
 no logs, just nothing.

Booting an fc5 kernel underneath fc6, this machine seems to work flawlessly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-10-31 17:31:19 EST
can you try booting with initcall_debug, and see if that changes the last few
lines that gets printed ?

Can you also try booting with nolapic and see if that makes a difference ?
Comment 2 Ralf Corsepius 2006-10-31 22:47:27 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> can you try booting with initcall_debug, and see if that changes the last few
> lines that gets printed ?
No, it doesn't.

> Can you also try booting with nolapic and see if that makes a difference ?
Doesn't either.
Comment 3 Ralf Corsepius 2006-11-03 12:34:53 EST
Same with kernel-2.6.18-1.2835.fc6.i686.rpm - No improvement
Comment 4 Ralf Corsepius 2006-11-06 00:46:45 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you also try booting with nolapic and see if that makes a difference ?
FWIW:

w/ kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 I am observing this bootmsg:
...
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 3
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (01404000)
...

Adding "lapic", this happens:
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Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 lapic 3
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
...

With "nolapic", this happens:
...
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 nolapic 3
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (01404000)
...

=> With any of these parameters and kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5, I can't sense any
major user-visible behavioral change.

2.6.18-1*.fc6 kernels always hang, independently of whether specifying "lapic",
"nolapic" or nothing on the kernel's command-line.
Comment 5 Ralf Corsepius 2006-11-13 04:17:30 EST
No improvement with kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.i686.
Still as broken as all previous fc6 kernels.


Further observations:
* kernel-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5.i686 boots without any problems

* Booting kernel-smp-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5.i686 bombs out with a kernel-oops

* kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.i686 boots with acpi=off !!!!
Comment 6 Ralf Corsepius 2007-02-20 06:50:26 EST
Bug still present with 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
Comment 7 Ralf Corsepius 2007-08-11 00:27:21 EDT
Bug still present with kernel-2.6.22.1-41.fc7.i686
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:04:18 EDT
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