Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821289
Kernel crashes on Fedora upgrade from F16 to F17
Last modified: 2013-02-13 20:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
This is what was being done to the system in question:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I had this with both 3.3.5 and 3.3.4 builds currently in Fedora, for i686 and x86_64.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade the system per instructions.
2. Attempt to reboot with shutdown -r now.
3. Kernel panics.
If your system is remote, like one of mine, you may not have any ability to actually put you hands on it, so you'll probably have to engage support of you hosting provider to fix this.
Created attachment 584193 [details]
Kernel panic on x86_64
Created attachment 584194 [details]
Kernel panic on i686
Not really a kernel panic. The runtime initramfs is hosed somehow. It exits and since it's init, the kernel doesn't like that. This is a dupe of bug 820340 as far as I can tell.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 820340 ***
(In reply to comment #3)
> Not really a kernel panic.
Yeah, no idea. I was just reading what was on the screen. :-)
Based on further comments on bug 820340:
The problem description here should apparently have been that old f16 kernels no longer works after upgrading to f17. This is thus not a duplicate of 820340.
f16 kernels are however not supposed to work with f17. An upgrade will install a new f17 kernel that works - and that was apparently also the case here. Closing.
(In reply to comment #5)
> f16 kernels are however not supposed to work with f17. An upgrade will install
> a new f17 kernel that works - and that was apparently also the case here.
This is not the case at all - nobody tried running F-17 with F-16 kernel. The F-16 kernel was used to upgrade to F-17 as per this document:
However, after distro-sync, the F-16 crashed on reboot.
If F-17 kernel is a prerequisite for running the upgrade this way, the document should say so, just like it states one should upgrade rpm to F-17 version before doing the upgrade.
So it is the kernel with an initramfs with dracut >= 013-22.fc16 and convertfs that can boot but fails to shut down after running the actual yum upgrade?
Full version numbers (including .fc16) for kernel and dracut would probably be helpful.
I guess the problem is that f17 has evolved so the f16 dracut no longer can handle it.
Hmm, I have the reverse problem - the fresh f17 kernel fails to boot - kernel panic, cannot find root device and some device mapper error, it also has problem shutting down... - so I am using the last f16 kernel with the rest of F17 at the moment. Ironically both are of the same version (3.3.7-1).
(In reply to comment #8)
> Hmm, I have the reverse problem
Then please file a new issue (unless it already is covered by other reports). Make sure to include the exact error messages and versions.
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > Hmm, I have the reverse problem
> Then please file a new issue (unless it already is covered by other
> reports). Make sure to include the exact error messages and versions.
Filed "Bug 827997 - preupgrade makes non-usable initramfs", and attached my rpm list before and after, and also the exact message.
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