Bug 234133 - Kernel panic caused by failure in initrd after standard installation
Summary: Kernel panic caused by failure in initrd after standard installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 5.0
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-27 10:51 UTC by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-06-04 20:01:34 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screenshot from kernel panic (675.80 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-03-27 10:58 UTC, Robert Scheck
no flags Details
"lspci -vvv" output (using RHEL4 on the same machine) (23.33 KB, text/plain)
2007-03-28 19:21 UTC, Robert Scheck
no flags Details

Description Robert Scheck 2007-03-27 10:51:11 UTC
Description of problem:
After a normal installation including software RAID of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 (Server) at a HP rx2600 Itanium 2 server, the boot process ends with 
the screenshot attached below.

  /dev/md0 ext3 15202.1MB
    (one disk as hotspare)

Hard Drives
    /dev/sda1 vfat 102MB (boot)
    /dev/sda2 Software Raid 15202MB
    /dev/sda3 swap 1992MB
    Free 63MB
    /dev/sdb2 Software Raid 15202MB
    /dev/sdb1 swap 2157MB
    /dev/sdc2 Software Raid 15202MB
    /dev/sdc1 swap 2157MB

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standards from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 release.

How reproducible:
Everytime on a HP rx2600 Itanium 2 server.

Actual results:
Non-bootable system after standard installation.

Expected results:
Bootable system after standard installation...

Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2007-03-27 10:58:15 UTC
Created attachment 151011 [details]
Screenshot from kernel panic

Comment 2 Luming Yu 2007-03-28 08:56:27 UTC
Sounds like something is missing from the initrd image.
what does the initrd image looks like?

Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2007-03-28 19:21:00 UTC
Unfortunately I'm only the man-in-the-middle (ex-colleague with the server
and myself with some knowledge and the interest to solves this problem, as HP 
rx2600 Itanium 2 servers are common machines).

For now, I can provide you a "lspci -vvv" output from RHEL4 on the same 
machine, because the box is a project machine and should work (which does 
currently only with RHEL4). If there are any information, I'm able to obtain
when having RHEL4, let me know. I don't know, when there's time and the
possibility to re-install RHEL5 for another try and further information. And
please let me know, what is needed exactly for further debugging purposes.

Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2007-03-28 19:21:46 UTC
Created attachment 151150 [details]
"lspci -vvv" output (using RHEL4 on the same machine)

Comment 6 RHEL Program Management 2007-05-01 15:53:34 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 7 Robert Scheck 2007-05-01 17:00:11 UTC
Hum? Did I miss something? Where is the real fix for this problem?

Comment 8 Peter Jones 2007-05-02 19:16:55 UTC
Can you boot again without the "quiet" option and show the output from *that*,
so we'll have more than just the error messages?

Comment 9 Robert Scheck 2007-05-15 20:32:04 UTC
Well, nice that you're willing to help nearly two months later when the machine 
went to production use with RHEL4 :( But I'll see whether I can get another box 
having this problem, too.

Comment 11 RHEL Program Management 2007-06-04 20:01:35 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request. 

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