Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77498
lilo 22.3.4 causes kernel (2.4.18-17.8.0) to panic when image is on lv
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
The configured kernel image is on a logical volume.
When lilo is called the kernel panics.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get lilo 22.3.4, compile, install
2. create a logical volume, put the kernel image on it
3. create lilo.conf, run lilo
Actual Results: Kernel panicked. Easy to reproduce. The same behaviour with
previous kernels and also on RH 7.3.
Expected Results: Ok, lilo shouldn't cause kernel panic. If this method of
kernel placement is not supported it (the kernel) should report an error.
The bug is caused by the LV_BMAP ioctl call from the lilo's geometry.c. In fact
there is a notice in that source file about some widely distributed kernels
which seem to just oops during that call. Anyway, it should not happen IMHO. (I
have not found a soultion on the net. The one-year-old LVM patch which can be
found is for much older kernels.)
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