Description of Problem:
Shutdown/Reboot hang on "Unmounting file systems". Keyboard is still
responsive (enter outputs line break to stdout), but shutdown just halts
there, and no file systems are umounted.
Shutdown/Reboot IS successful with origonal kernel 2.4.2-2.
Upgrade and reinstalls of 2.4.3-12 kernel from rpm cause problem to repeat.
rpm -ivh --force of kernel 2.4.2-2 (and headers) make problem go away
This is on a Dell Latitue CPi D266XT laptop with 96mb ram, 10gig hdd (which
is non-standard. Bios only reports 8gig, linux uses full drive), 266
Output of fdisk -l /dev/hda:
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 128 1028128+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 129 766 5124735 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 767 783 136552+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 784 2432 13245592+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 784 1803 8193118+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1804 2058 2048256 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 2059 2432 3004123+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda5 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda2 /usr reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6 reiserfs defaults 0 3
/dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 reiserfs defaults 0 3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.4.3-12
I don't have another machine I'm able to test this on at this time, but on
this machine I have tested re-installing kernel-2.4.3-12 and headers adn
source and docs, and it causes the same problems. Reverting to 2.4.3-12
Steps to Reproduce:
Everything else is functioning normally with new kernel. System runs fine
until shutdown attempts (which would actually be fine by me if this wasn't
The hard drive is non-standard for this laptop and is above max size. I
doubt this has anything to do with it, but it might. The origonal hard
drive is completely dead, or I'd swap it back in and test with it.
Reverting to kernel 2.4.2-2 fixes the problem, and the bugs on it don't
seem to be too bad, so it's an acceptable solution for me for now.
There is a known issue in 2.4.3-12 wrt reiserfs unmounting;
I've put up a fixed 2.4.3 kernel at
for this; might be worth a try.
(sometimes some architectures are missing, I don't have too much quota but if
one is missing just ask and I'll put it up somehow)
Thank you! 2.4.3-18 fixed the problem.
When are we going to get an official 'update' to the kernel. RH7.1 kernels are
pretty old now.