Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426953
fc9 tagged kernels stop at /dev/rtc exists, creating /dev/rtc0, fc8 tagged OK
Last modified: 2008-02-14 06:12:51 EST
Description of problem:
The kernel pauses at /dev/rtc exists, will not overwrite, creating /dev/rtc0
After hitting ctl-c booting will continue. It will halt again once init starts
network and it replies OK.
If network services are turned off at boot, the booting is successful. I can
also become connected to the network with the NetworkManager enabled with the
network service turned off.
These problems do not show with kernels before fc9 tagged kernels. I can boot
successfully with the network service on and do not see the /dev/rtc exists pause.
Also, if started at runlevel 1 the system will lockup if telinit to either
runlevel 3 or 5. Just starting the network service in runlevel 1 causes this lockup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start computer with ant kernel tagged with fc9, no special boot options
2. hit ctl-c when /dev/rtc error occurs
3. wait for long time after network replies started OK.
/dev/rtc error always created so /dev/rtc0 created followed by a system pause.
no response of system after network service started.
Expected system to boot as fc8 and before kernels do now.
Another bug has been filed against initscripts for the network service portion
of above problem listing.
Created attachment 290507 [details]
Current messages from /var/log/messages
bug 426714 was created for the network problem.
In short service network start always locks up system for fc9 tagged kernels.
fc8 tagged and before kernels will boot without the lockup or /dev/rtc problem.
Problem still exists
kernel-22.214.171.124-85.fc8 - network starts OK
kernel-2.6.24-0.133.rc6.git8.fc9 - locks up after network is started and replies OK
/dev/rtc and /dev/rtc0 stall still present. This happens even in runlevel 1
Created attachment 291033 [details]
ps -axf output for fc8 tagged kernels which do not stall
This is the output of ps for the fc8 tagged kernels. The system is started in
runlevel 3 with network services not started. Then the network service is
started and ps -axf is obtained from another terminal.
FC9 version coming in another attachment. The process is the same.
Created attachment 291034 [details]
This version is for the fc9 tagged kernel
The network stalls after OK is prompted. system does not progress if service is
started at boot.
I'm still getting the hang on the /dev/rtc creating /dev/rtc portion of the
booting with kernel-2.6.24-0.157.rc8.fc9 or any 2.6.24 version.
kernel-126.96.36.199-107.fc8 does not show this problem or the network stall during
With kernel-2.6.25-0.35.rc1.fc9.i686 I no longer have the problem with /dev/rtc
already existing. Closing bug.