Bug 76793 - kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x hangs in partition check
Summary: kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x hangs in partition check
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-26 20:15 UTC by Todd Allen
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-01-05 04:21:57 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
expected results (i.e. what I got with ide=nodma) (3.97 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-26 20:16 UTC, Todd Allen
no flags Details
actual results (i.e. w/o ide=nodma) (4.00 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-26 20:28 UTC, Todd Allen
no flags Details

Description Todd Allen 2002-10-26 20:15:34 UTC
Description of Problem:

   The 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel update for RedHat 7.2 hangs in the partition check
   during boot on a 120Gb Maxtor drive.  

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


How Reproducible:

   Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install 2.4.18-17.7.x
2. boot

Actual Results:

   See attached log

Expected Results:

   See attached log

Additional Information:
   The 2.4.9-34 kernel does not suffer from this hang.

   The 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel boots if hdc=noprobe is used.  Of course, that
   disk isn't usable then.

   The 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel boots if ide=nodma is used.  But that suffers a
   serious performance penalty.

   I was going to install RedHat 8.0 on this system, but I fear that the
   2.4.18-17.8.0 kernel would suffer the same problem.

Comment 1 Todd Allen 2002-10-26 20:16:52 UTC
Created attachment 82224 [details]
expected results (i.e. what I got with ide=nodma)

Comment 2 Todd Allen 2002-10-26 20:28:57 UTC
Created attachment 82225 [details]
actual results (i.e. w/o ide=nodma)

Comment 3 Todd Allen 2002-10-26 20:30:48 UTC
I hadn't noticed this before, but I see that the CHS numbers are different in the
successful boot (with ide=nodma) and the unsuccessful one (without ide=nodma).

Comment 4 Todd Allen 2002-11-20 01:55:13 UTC
I get the same hang with the 8.0 installation media.  bootnet.img to be specific.

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2004-01-05 04:21:57 UTC
1) There are quite a few errata kernels since the one you used, which
fix various problems (including security holes). I suggest updating.

2) RHL 7 & 8 is now end of lifed since Jan 1st, and won't get any
further updates.

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