Bug 521761 - kernel sometimes fails to complete boot (initrd?) - thinkpad T60p
Summary: kernel sometimes fails to complete boot (initrd?) - thinkpad T60p
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-08 09:01 UTC by Nigel Jones
Modified: 2009-10-21 16:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-10-21 16:53:28 UTC

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Description Nigel Jones 2009-09-08 09:01:29 UTC
Description of problem:
Thinkpad T60p regularly fails to boot with 2.6.30/31 kernels (F11 and F12/rawhide)
In all cases what happens is that the kernel itself boots, but appears to fail prior to launching the initrd
Last lines seen on console are
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: Core revision 20090521

If the system is rebooted immediately (power off/on) the same thing usually happens
When this occurs, if the machine is powered off for ~15 minutes, the next boot is usually fine
Additionally if the system was previously running at say a CPU temp of 62 deg.C and then rebooted it still occurs, so am not convinced it's purely heat related
It could be hw/bios/acpi/initrd/kernel

With the recent F12 kernels I've built a initrd locally, and still had same issues.

Think this started with using .30 kernels on F11.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
x86 processor (32 bit)

How reproducible:
Fairly easy.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.attempt to reboot
Actual results:
fails to boot

Expected results:
books ok, starts initrd

Additional info:
to be added when system boots..

Comment 1 Nigel Jones 2009-10-20 13:52:00 UTC
I'm no longer getting this after re-initializing the bios a few times. Whether it's that, or a fix in later kernels I can't be sure, but right now I cannot repro this.

Comment 2 Jérôme Glisse 2009-10-21 16:53:28 UTC
So closing this bug reopen if you experience this issue with newer kernel again.

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