Bug 58870 - PC164 fails NFS install due to machine hang
PC164 fails NFS install due to machine hang
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.3
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Beth Uptagrafft
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Reported: 2002-01-25 22:54 EST by harry.heinisch
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-01 12:20:21 EST
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patch for PC164 kernel problems during NFS install (5.43 KB, patch)
2002-01-31 22:36 EST, harry.heinisch
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Description harry.heinisch 2002-01-25 22:54:56 EST
Description of Problem: Doing an NFS install on a PC164 results in a hung
machine, during network transfer of RPMs.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): alpha-72-beta1


How Reproducible: always.


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt NFS-based install on PC164, booted from SRM console.
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Actual Results: Machine hangs without completing install.


Expected Results: Complete install.


Additional Information: 2.4 kernels through 2.4.10 had buggy PC164 support
when booted from SRM console. This results often in a hung machine, because
the bugs are encountered during interrupt delivery, especially when there is
a lot of activity, as during a network-based install. Patches were incorporated
into 2.4.11 that fix this problem. I have ported them to 2.4.9-14a and will
attach them to this bugzilla entry soon.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-01-26 05:10:34 EST
Given the contractually agreed priorities for bugzilla bugs vs officially
reported Compaq "must fix" items, I would recommend using that mechanism instead...
Comment 2 john.goshdigian 2002-01-28 13:52:03 EST
Arjan, the above comment is confusing. Beth asked that we enter all bugs into bugzilla. Officially reported "must fix" items will be derived from these 
bugzilla entries. We expect you would welcome the back ported patches. Thanks.
Comment 3 harry.heinisch 2002-01-31 22:36:07 EST
Created attachment 44218 [details]
patch for PC164 kernel problems during NFS install
Comment 4 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-02-04 15:12:48 EST
This system is outside the scope of the contract and will be marked CLOSED - 
WONTFIX.
Comment 5 john.goshdigian 2002-03-01 12:20:15 EST
The patch is supplied, and available in follow on kernel releases.  


Comment 6 Phil Copeland 2002-04-03 17:18:44 EST
Applied and believed fixed. Closed.

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