Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426896
[hpt3x2n]: LVM hangs for 5 minutes before continuing boot
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:57:42 EDT
Description of problem:
Performed a yum upgrade on my servers today and I let the 2.6.23 kernel in.
Finally! A non-FC6 kernel that will boot on my Highpoint Controllers. The only
problem is that now my systems hang at Setting up Logical Volume Management for
about 5 minutes before continuing to boot.
And possibly related: both Firefox and Konqueror get segmentation faults when I
try to launch them. All my icons have disappeared from every menu. yum is now
getting some wierd error:
error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h# 3735 region trailer: BAD, tag 261289984
type 1048576 offset -3833856 count 1048576
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel is 22.214.171.124-34.f7
Steps to Reproduce:
normal boot and behavior
related bugs for the hpt3x2n controller issues:
Created attachment 290482 [details]
This particular machine has an onboard HPT370A controller with a PCI HPT374
controller (No HPT302N) 6 channels/12 devices total. I am only using the
Master connections so I have 6 drives connected. I use mdadm RAID and not the
Ok, I fixed the segfaulting by performing:
This also fixed the yum problem.
Still no icons on menues. Haven't figured out what could be the cause.
The long delay is being encountered in more places now:
At bootup when starting the firewall and when the login screen is supposed to
The drives seem very slow. And I see there are timeouts related to the drives
in the messages log.
The system is not usable like this. I'm hoping there is a fix for this problem.
The large PCI controller is a Highpoint RocketRAID 464 (4 channels/8 devices)
which I think uses the HPT374 chipset but you might need to check this.
I tried running the server for a while on 2.6.23 but it continually deteriorates
with more and more incidents of AVC violations and more and more delays
happening. And right now after I've rebooted it several times the display
server is failing to start and keeps dumping me to a console prompt so I think
I'm going to go back to the FC6 kernel until the kernel team can sort out what
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
What is the latest on this - have any updates resolved the issue for you? Are
you able to attach dmesg output to this bug?
Closing INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Please re-open if this is still an issue for you on
the current F7 kernel. You may even wish to test with F8.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Closing INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Please re-open if this is still an issue for you on
> the current F7 kernel. You may even wish to test with F8.
I have somewhat similar problem (deteriorating Fedora)
on my home system, which is PIII, Abit BX133 motherboard.
The system was Fedora8 installed on LVM /, /usr, etc partitions, with separate /boot
I have determined that the system replcates 4 bytes of data here and there
and a couple of kilobytes later some 4 bytes are removed.
I am going to open a separate bug for that, unless I am advised otherwise.
I have filed bug #433557 [ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433557 ]
describing Fedora8 data corruption on my machine with HPT370 disk controller
with symptoms similar to what is described here (programs segfaulting, RPM
This issue is still a problem. I cannot get a 2.6.23 kernel to run reliably
on any machine with a HighPoint controller either onboard or PCI card based.
It does not matter what version of Fedora is used. It is a kernel issue.
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