Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74746
FS Corruption with 2.4.18-10 (Athlon XP)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
On an Athlon XP2000+ box I have been seeing severe filesystem corruption with the 2.4.18-10 (i686) kernel.
The box has:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266 AGP]
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
The system disk is a 20GB Western Digital model code:
hda: WDC WD200EB-00CSF0, ATA DISK drive
The system worked stably with the original 2.4.18-3 kernel, but on upgrading to the -10 release (owing to nfs problems on other machines), initially it booted but then hung up. On trying to reboot it failed to boot (did not find the swap or root partitions) after grub had loaded the kernel.
After a re-install and re-upgrade, it booted part way (hanging while looking for the NIS server) and rebooting to the rescue system revealed an unmountable root partion and fsck -y wiped the lot.
Initially I had an ext2 root partition, on the first re-install I changed to to ext3.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 2.4.18-10.i686 kernel to machine with stated hardware
are there any kernel messages of value?
What kernel modules are you using?
Unfortunately any kernel message have been lost when I reinstalled. Since this
is someone's workstation I'm loath to interrupt her work again to try to break
The currently loaded modules (with the 2.4.18-3 kernel) are:
[root@lnxl root]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
via82cxxx_audio 20480 0 (autoclean)
uart401 7936 0 (autoclean) [via82cxxx_audio]
ac97_codec 11936 0 (autoclean) [via82cxxx_audio]
sound 71916 0 (autoclean) [via82cxxx_audio uart401]
soundcore 6692 4 (autoclean) [via82cxxx_audio sound]
binfmt_misc 7556 1
nfs 86172 3 (autoclean)
lockd 56768 1 (autoclean) [nfs]
sunrpc 75764 1 (autoclean) [nfs lockd]
autofs 12132 1 (autoclean)
eepro100 20240 1
ide-cd 30272 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 32224 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
usb-uhci 24452 0 (unused)
usbcore 73216 1 [usb-uhci]
ext3 67136 5
jbd 49400 5 [ext3]
OK: Just found a wierd message in the dmesg output for the current kernel
which may be relevant:
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 89
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:11.1. Please try using
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: Unknown VIA SouthBridge, contact Vojtech Pavlik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Certainly something to do with the IDE controller.
should be fixed in 2.4.20 errata kernels.