Created attachment 360308 [details]
Description of problem:
Upgraded to new kernel and rebooted system. System crashes before initial ram image is started. The only text to the screen is a set of DRM or similar messages.
may be similar.
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Including lspci as attachments.
Created attachment 360310 [details]
Here is the -vvv as that is usually more helpful.
Created attachment 360311 [details]
lspci -vvv run as root
On my Thinkpad T61, booting with kernel-PAE-18.104.22.168-43.fc11.i686 hangs after the fedora icon finishes filling. After rebooting back to 2.6.29, I needed to run fsck manually to repair some filesystem errors.
Looked at grub options. I currently have intel_iommu=on for KVM systems. Turning off this option allowed for the system to complete booting but locked up in X as the fedora icon finished loading. Putting that option in stops the system before we get to the fedora icon.
Different laptop (HP 6930p) and a slightly different kernel 22.214.171.124-43.fc11.i686.PAE but this hangs during the boot.
Nothing helpful-looking in /var/log/messages from before the hang; the last few lines are
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini NetworkManager: <info> (eth0): device state change: 7 -> 8 (reason 0)
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini NetworkManager: <info> Policy set 'System eth0' (eth0) as default for routing and DNS.
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) successful, device activated.
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 5 (IP Configure Commit) complete.
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini ntpd: Listening on interface #4 eth0, fe80::21a:6bff:fed2:c0e8#123 Enabled
Sep 11 17:31:58 gemini ntpd: Listening on interface #5 eth0, 192.168.1.65#123 Enabled
Sep 11 17:32:04 gemini auditd: Started dispatcher: /sbin/audispd pid: 1898
Sep 11 17:32:04 gemini auditd: Init complete, auditd 1.7.13 listening for events (startup state enable)
Sep 11 17:32:04 gemini audispd: af_unix plugin initialized
Sep 11 17:32:04 gemini audispd: audispd initialized with q_depth=80 and 2 active plugins
Problem still occurs in kernel-126.96.36.199, however I have found that the trigger for an immediate crash is intel_iommu=on flag used for KVM. Turning this off the system runs for a bit (just installed .8 so not sure how long yet.. .5 ran until X froze on it later that day.) Watching the screen and trying to freeze the boot to where it crashes led me to these messages on the console. If intel_iommu is on then we crash as we change the frame buffer. Without it we get the following in dmesg.
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
i915 0000:00:02.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
i915 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
i915 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
alloc irq_desc for 29 on cpu 0 node 0
alloc kstat_irqs on cpu 0 node 0
i915 0000:00:02.0: irq 29 for MSI/MSI-X
allocated 1680x1050 fb: 0x02020000, bo ffff88007a470a80
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 210x65
[drm] LVDS-8: set mode 1680x1050 11
fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
registered panic notifier
acpi device:03: registered as cooling_device2
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:02/input/input8
ACPI: Video Device [VID] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
[drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
My guess is that the mmu code and the i915 are not interacting as well as they should.
kernel-PAE-188.8.131.52-90.fc11.i686 boots for me; this is the first 2.6.30 kernel I've tried since the earlier one failed.
Updated to Fedora 12 after hard-drive failure. System maintained still had problems and dmesg was filled with errors about
DRHD: handling fault status reg 3
DMAR:[DMA Read] Request device [00:1b.0] fault addr 0
DMAR:[fault reason 06] PTE Read access is not set
I also noticed new hard-drive was making clicking noises. Changed /etc/grub.conf to allow for iommu=soft
kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-127.fc12.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_bakeneko-lv_root LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet iommu=soft
Rebooted and hard-drive clicking went away, and DRHD errors went away. Looking through some other logs I am going to attach the acpi tables DMAR file in case there is something there people can use.
sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DMAR > /tmp/DMAR
Created attachment 369772 [details]
Data from DMAR table
Taken from Thinkpad T500 with 2GB of ram.
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This problem went away with the 2.6.31/32 kernels and is not a problem with F12.