Bug 799772 - 3.3rc5 kernel fails to boot
Summary: 3.3rc5 kernel fails to boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 17
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F17Beta, F17BetaBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-05 00:49 UTC by Dan Mashal
Modified: 2012-03-08 04:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-03-08 04:12:43 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Boot with rdinitdebug on boot line (24.43 KB, image/png)
2012-03-05 00:51 UTC, satellitgo
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Description Dan Mashal 2012-03-05 00:49:14 UTC
Description of problem:

3.3 rc5 (0301 patch) kernel fails to boot and has bugs in the code.

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


How reproducible:

Reproduced by a user in #fedora-qa IRC:

<satellit_> Fedora-17-Nightly-20120304.07-i686-Live-soas.iso boot fails drops to dracut shell  x86-64 version goes to gdm logs in then x-fails  FYI

Also, installed the kernel from updates-testing repo (so 3.3rc5.fc17) and I was unable to run make clean from the kernel source director due to missing Makefiles:

Steps to Reproduce:

One example:

1) Compile rc5 patch 0301 from source and attempt to boot.
2) Run make clean from 3.3 rc5 kernel source dir.
3) Install nightly i686 or amd64 version live cd per satellit's example.
Actual results:

First example:


Second example:

[root@Fedora17 kernels]# cd 3.3.0-0.rc5.git3.1.fc17.x86_64/
[root@Fedora17 3.3.0-0.rc5.git3.1.fc17.x86_64]# make clean
scripts/Makefile.clean:17: /usr/src/kernels/3.3.0-0.rc5.git3.1.fc17.x86_64/fs/exofs/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/kernels/3.3.0-0.rc5.git3.1.fc17.x86_64/fs/exofs/Makefile'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [fs/exofs] Error 2
make: *** [_clean_fs] Error 2
[root@Fedora17 3.3.0-0.rc5.git3.1.fc17.x86_64]# 

Expected results:

Move to Linux 3.3 rc6. Problem seems to be fixed. Fedora 17 boots fine.

[dan@Fedora17 ~]$ uname -a
Linux Fedora17 3.3.0-rc6 #1 SMP Sun Mar 4 15:43:31 PST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Comment 1 satellitgo 2012-03-05 00:51:29 UTC
Created attachment 567439 [details]
Boot with rdinitdebug on boot line

Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2012-03-05 15:36:42 UTC
You seem to have built your own kernel.  We can't do anything to help custom kernels.  F17/rawhide should move to -rc6 today, so I suppose your problem would have been fixed anyway.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 126342 ***

Comment 3 Dan Mashal 2012-03-05 15:43:03 UTC
This is both stock and non stock rc5 kernels, but yes this would be fixed in RC6, Josh. 


Comment 4 Dan Mashal 2012-03-07 08:12:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 126342 ***

Comment 5 Dan Mashal 2012-03-08 04:10:26 UTC
Fedora 17 / updates-testing repo has been updated to Linux kernel 3.3rc6 via yum update without any issues. Seems that ext4 debugging was also turned off, causing a major performance improvement as well.

Issue resolved.

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