Bug 50764 - PowerEdge 8450 hangs on up and smp kernel boot
Summary: PowerEdge 8450 hangs on up and smp kernel boot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-02 21:49 UTC by Dean Oliver
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-08-03 11:56:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
ksymoops up kernel (8.03 KB, text/plain)
2001-08-02 21:57 UTC, Dean Oliver
no flags Details

Description Dean Oliver 2001-08-02 21:49:12 UTC
Description of Problem: 

  Kernel panic and hard freeze occurring on UP and SMP kernel boot. 

Enterprise kernel boots ok. 

6gigs ram, 6-733 processors, 2-18 gig hard drives on perc2/dc, 3944uw, perc3/qc, alteon cu, intel dual 100, intel e1000 cu.

How Reproducible:

  Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Installation from cdrom



Actual Results:

  Kernel Panic and freeze before filesystems are mounted rw.

Expected Results:


Additional Information:

Comment 1 Dean Oliver 2001-08-02 21:57:20 UTC
Created attachment 25991 [details]
ksymoops up kernel

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-02 22:03:05 UTC
0068: is the plug and play bios. So Intel can't program and managed to screw
up their bios.

Anyway, we disabled use of the PNPBIOS in 2.4.7-0.3 and later.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-03 11:56:48 UTC
I could have been a bit more subtle in my response. This is the bios getting
a segmentation fault when asked about plug and play devices. I'll add this
bios to the "Have illegal plug and play code" list as well, this is the second
"bad bios" list the 8450 bios is getting on. If Dell is paying lots of money for 
this bios I would recommend reclaiming some of that due to poor quality.

Comment 4 Dean Oliver 2001-08-03 19:30:08 UTC
fixed in 2.4.7-0.3

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