Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58926
smp-2.4.9-21 crash [<c011b6fb>] call_console_drivers [kernel] 0xeb
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
Description of Problem:
On my smp system kernel-smp-2.4.9-21.i686.rpm from redhat updates
crashes during boot.
kernel-smp-2.4.9-13 has worked fine for months. And it still works fine.
A little complication is the fact that /sbin/depmod from
modutils-2.4.10-1 (which is required for 2.4.9-21) crashes
the 2.4.9-13smp installscript:
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.93099: line 2: 1266 Floating point exceptiondepmod -ae -F /boo
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg: line 2: 1418 Floating point exceptiondepmod -ae -F /boot/
So to downgrade to kernel-smp-2.4.9-13 I also had to downgrade modutils
but after that kernel-2.4.9-13 works just fine again.
All UP kernels work fine too.
I remember a prior 2.4 SMP kernel, 2.4.6 or whatever, that failed to boot too.
But rawhide and beta versions between 2.4.3 - 2.4.9 never where much good
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel-smp-2.4.9-21.i686.rpm on a dual pentium 694D Pro (MS 6321)
with up-to-date redhat 7.2
Crash, see attachment smp-2.4.9-21.boot
Succesfull boot, see attachment smp-2.4.9-13.boot
I only switched to booting with serial console to be able to cut and paste
the output from booting. It already failed to boot with tty0 as console twice
before. I am stressing this fact because of the following:
When comparing smp-2.4.9-13.boot and smp-2.4.9-21.boot
the first real difference is the next line in smp-2.4.9-21.boot:
pty: 204<88> UUiiivxxdd88 perrror: 0000
the crash happens immediately after that.
Created attachment 43736 [details]
(Serial) Console output for succesfull boot of smp-2.4.9-13
Created attachment 43737 [details]
(Serial) Console output for crash during boot of smp-2.4.9-21
Please see the notes in bug 47160 to see if there is any connection between
Doesn't seem very relevant because this happens at boot time
and I can't find any mention of that in 47160.
And once it's up and running I see no crashes, contrary to in 47160.
Maybe this is relevant:
I had the same problem (ie instant crash on boot of SMP version of the
kernel) when installing newer kernels from redhat 7.2 updates.
However the last time I had a close look at the BIOS settings
and found that `ACPI function' was enabled.
Having read some warnings about ACPI and other mainboards (abit)
I set it to disabled and after that it booted fine.
I do not have many datapoints however. This is my desktop machine
and I only reboot it after updating a kernel rpm and it never crashes
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