Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55549
anaconda crashing on multiple ethernet devices
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:58 EDT
Description of Problem:
Anaconda will crash when multiple ehternet devices are in the system. 12 or more will cause the crash, whether dual port or single port. This was tested with intel chipset nics.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat 7.2 gold2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install 6 or more dual ports nics, or a combination with single port nics to bring the total ports to 12 or more, this includes any onboard nics.
The crash is apparently after loading thje eepro100 module.
occurs on PowerEdge 8450 and new 6600 and 4600.
Performed an expert noprobe and specified the e100 module. Install crashed with
this as well.
On virtual console 3 the last statement shown is:
going to insmod eepro100. All ethernet devices are probed and listed before this.
Using combinations with other manufacturers nics allows the # of nic ports to exceed 11, Have successfully ran with 5 dual port intel, 1 single intel, 3 broadcom 5701.
Just to clarify -- you're saying that this only happens if it's twelve or more
Arjan -- do you have any ideas here?
It may be 12 or more of any single device, we don't know, because the only
dual-port cards we have are Intel. We've tried both e100 and eepro100 drivers,
so it seems unlikely to be just Intel cards, more likely to be an installer problem.
This is in text mode only?
It crashes before getting to graphical mode.
*** Bug 58508 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I am attempting to do a 7.2 kickstart upgrade on Dell 1550, 1650, 2450, 2550
(all have multiple, 2 or 3, onboard nics (eepro100, broadcom, or e1000). As
soon as the /sbin/loader starts; the installer exists with:
"install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 11"
It is imperative I get anaconda to function on these Dell systems... has anyone
made any progress on this issue? It would appear to be > 12 nic independent.
I do not have access to this type of hardware - if Dell can provide a system
with the required networking adapters we can proceed on this issue.
7 dual-port intel nics should be in your lap sometime next week.
Got the cards, I see the problem and I hope to have a fix in CVS today.
Thanks for sending the cards, it makes all the difference on these types of issues.
I have this fixed, needs testing in next internal tree.
Tested to work.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.