Bug 225555 - smp kernel panics on boot with quad-core HP xw6400
smp kernel panics on boot with quad-core HP xw6400
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.4
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-01-31 06:04 EST by Atte Kojo
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: kernel-smp-2.6.9-46.EL
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Last Closed: 2007-08-01 09:54:54 EDT
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Kernel boot log (11.67 KB, text/plain)
2007-01-31 06:04 EST, Atte Kojo
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Description Atte Kojo 2007-01-31 06:04:42 EST
Description of problem:
When booting smp kernel on HP xw6400 with with two dual-core Xeon 5160's the 
kernel panics (using noapic didn't help). The uniprocessor kernel boots ok.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp, 2.6.9-42.0.3 Didn't work either

How reproducible:
Boot computer with smp kernel

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual results:
Kernel panics

Expected results:
Kernel boots normally

Additional info:
Kernel boot log attached
Comment 1 Atte Kojo 2007-01-31 06:04:42 EST
Created attachment 147010 [details]
Kernel boot log
Comment 2 Jarod Wilson 2007-02-05 20:06:35 EST
Dual-core (and Quad-core) support has been one of the things worked on for U5. Can you give one of the 
pre-U5 test kernels a try?

http://people.redhat.com/~jbaron/rhel4/RPMS.kernel/

Recent kernels work rather well internally on an xw6400 here in the office.
Comment 3 Atte Kojo 2007-02-07 01:21:51 EST
Tried kernel-smp-2.6.9-46.EL.x86_64.rpm and it boots normally. Probably will
also work fine.

Strange thing, though, is that that upon boot of the new kernel kudzu found a
"new" device: 'Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller'.
Comment 4 Jason Baron 2007-04-13 16:30:50 EDT
hmm, does this message come up on every boot, or just the first time?
Comment 5 Atte Kojo 2007-08-01 03:02:25 EDT
The new device message hasn't show up in subsequent boots. Also, all kernels 
after 2.6.9-46 have worked fine.

As far as I am concerned this can be closed as fixed.

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