Bug 30170 - Full-Table-Mapped APIC mode causes a problem with installing Kernel Linux version 2.4.1-0.1.9smp or later.
Summary: Full-Table-Mapped APIC mode causes a problem with installing Kernel Linux ver...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 28907
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ingo Molnar
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-03-01 15:02 UTC by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 22:56:02 UTC

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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-03-01 15:02:31 UTC

SmartStart v4.90, v.4.91, v.5.00
Red Hat Linux v7.1E
Kernel Linux version 2.4.1-0.1.9smp

CPU=======>1GHz * 2
Sys Rom===>P21 01/11/01
HDD=======>18.2 * 1

Primary===>Wide U2 SCSI

1) Select manual path and Linux OS in SmartStart.
2) Go through System Configuration and other steps needed.
3) Complete SmartStart interview and launch OS installation.
4) Server fails to boot up after finishing entire installation.

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: System Configuration Utility selects Full-table 
mapped APIC table when it recognizes multi-processor installed in its 
hardware. Then, its kernel 2.4.1-0.1.9smp fails installation and comes 
into a stuck while booting up. The boot console repeats timeout logs.

SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
SCSI bus is being reset for 0 channel 0.
Sym53c8xx_reset: pid=0 reset_flags=2 serial_number=1 

I'm happy finally report that we have found a fix for this issue. A patch 
from Alan Cox (one of the kernel popes) was just released (2.4.2. kernel - 
Alan Cox patch 5 is the version we tested in the lab). This patch appears 
to have fixed the problems that were encountered when installing the 
newest kernel on a ROC-enabled system (e.g. DL360 & DL380). Using a DL380 
with ROC installed, we patched the 2.4 kernel with Alan Cox's latest patch 
and it successfully loaded in Full Table Mapped mode. This, of course, 
concludes that there is a problem with the kernel and all of the 
distributions will need to be notified accordingly. We can't say "exactly" 
(meaning specific lines of code) what in Alan Cox's patch fixes this 
problem at this time, but I'm sure each distribution has their own ways of 
fixing the affected files. We do know that it has to do with the files 
pertaining to APIC.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-02 02:35:53 UTC
We already resolved this bug working with you a few days ago.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 28907 ***

Comment 2 Richard Black 2001-03-14 17:52:57 UTC
The following SCSI issues should prove to be dependent upon the APIC fix found 
in Linux Kernel 2.4.2-patch5.  These SCSI issues are being tested at this time, 
now that the latest beta seems to have the needed patch.

30170 - Full-Table-Mapped APIC mode causes a problem with installing Kernel 
Linux version 2.4.1-0.1.9smp or later.
26632 - Cannot install to a Compaq array controller - hang
26633 - SCSI Timeout Errors on NCR53c1510D / sym53c1510D
26634 - [aic7xxx] Kernel Bug, 64bit slot, adaptec ctrlr, DL360

Comment 3 Richard Black 2001-03-19 15:16:57 UTC
qa0309 does not have the fix needed.  Drivers still error out (timeouts, 
hangs, ...)

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