Bug 77498 - lilo 22.3.4 causes kernel (2.4.18-17.8.0) to panic when image is on lv
lilo 22.3.4 causes kernel (2.4.18-17.8.0) to panic when image is on lv
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-07 18:31 EST by VVRVSBARANYI Zoltan
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:10 EDT
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Description VVRVSBARANYI Zoltan 2002-11-07 18:31:56 EST
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Description of problem:
The configured kernel image is on a logical volume. 
When lilo is called the kernel panics. 


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How reproducible:
Always

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.

Additional info:

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.)
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:10 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
persists.

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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