Bug 76930 - kernel-bigmem hangs on OSB4 chipset
kernel-bigmem hangs on OSB4 chipset
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-10-29 11:44 EST by John Dalbec
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:08 EDT
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lspci -vvx output (9.19 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-30 09:48 EST, John Dalbec
no flags Details
dmesg output (12.21 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-31 12:50 EST, John Dalbec
no flags Details
dmesg output from 2.4.18 (11.67 KB, text/plain)
2002-10-31 17:12 EST, John Dalbec
no flags Details

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Description John Dalbec 2002-10-29 11:44:08 EST
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Description of problem:
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-17.7.x.i686.rpm hangs while booting on an IBM xSeries 232
(single processor, 512M).  kernel-enterprise-2.4.9-34.i686.rpm does not.

ServerWorks OSB4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 79
ServerWorks OSB4: chipset revision 0
--- hang occurs here ---
ServerWorks OSB4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x0840-0x0847, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x0848-0x084f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-17.7.x.i686.rpm on IBM xSeries 232 running Red
Hat 7.1.
2. Try to boot.

Actual Results:  Kernel hangs probing IDE chipset

Expected Results:  Normal boot

Additional info:

I tried passing ide=nodma at the LILO prompt but no luck.
I tried passing ide=nodma,noprobe at the LILO prompt but no luck.
Sometimes the hang occurs a line or two later (depending on arguments?)
Comment 1 John Dalbec 2002-10-29 11:48:08 EST
lspci sez:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CNB20HE (rev 23)
00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks CNB20HE (rev 01)
00:00.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0006 (rev 01)
00:00.3 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0006 (rev 01)
00:06.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Savage 4 (rev 06)
00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks OSB4 (rev 51)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0211
00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0220 (rev 04)
01:02.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-294x / AIC-7884U (rev 01)
01:07.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
02:04.0 RAID bus controller: IBM Netfinity ServeRAID controller
02:05.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7892A (rev 02)
02:09.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7899P (rev 01)
02:09.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7899P (rev 01)
Comment 2 John Dalbec 2002-10-30 09:48:13 EST
Created attachment 82704 [details]
lspci -vvx output
Comment 3 John Dalbec 2002-10-30 09:52:03 EST
                                ServerWorks 0x0211 Chipset.
------------------------------- General Status ---------------------------------
--------------- Primary Channel ---------------- Secondary Channel -------------
                 enabled                          enabled
--------------- drive0 --------- drive1 -------- drive0 ---------- drive1 ------
DMA enabled:    yes              yes             no                no 
UDMA enabled:   yes              yes             no                no 
UDMA enabled:   2                0               2                 0
DMA enabled:    2                2               ?                 ?
PIO  enabled:   ?                ?               ?                 ?
Comment 4 John Dalbec 2002-10-30 09:53:46 EST
I meant /proc/ide/svwks, sorry.
Comment 5 John Dalbec 2002-10-30 17:24:53 EST
The kernel-debug RPM boots fine.  It looks like this may be the SMP interrupt
routing issue that others have complained about.
Comment 6 John Dalbec 2002-10-31 12:50:51 EST
Created attachment 82906 [details]
dmesg output
Comment 7 John Dalbec 2002-10-31 13:35:21 EST
kernel-bigmem boots fine with "noapic".
Comment 8 John Dalbec 2002-10-31 17:09:03 EST
The .config fix from bug #74937 also works.
Comment 9 John Dalbec 2002-10-31 17:12:03 EST
Created attachment 82964 [details]
dmesg output from 2.4.18
Comment 10 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:08 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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