Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58870
PC164 fails NFS install due to machine hang
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:13 EDT
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.
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.
Given the contractually agreed priorities for bugzilla bugs vs officially
reported Compaq "must fix" items, I would recommend using that mechanism instead...
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.
Created attachment 44218 [details]
patch for PC164 kernel problems during NFS install
This system is outside the scope of the contract and will be marked CLOSED -
The patch is supplied, and available in follow on kernel releases.
Applied and believed fixed. Closed.