Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834318
kernel 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64 fails to boot in fedora 17
Last modified: 2012-07-27 05:52:53 EDT
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picture of call trace
Description of problem:
Kernel 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64 fails to boot (attaching picture of backtrace), the machine boots okay if the acpi=off parameter is given. The release kernel for F17 kernel-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 boots okay.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn machine on.
2. Watch grub start, then machine crash while attempting to boot.
Do the 3.4.0-1.fc17 or 3.4.2-1.fc17 kernels boot successfully?
Can you remove 'rhgb quiet' from the linux line in the grub.cfg file and add 'pause_on_oops=30' and take another picture of the failure? The top of the oops has scrolled off the screen.
Also, we might need the output of acpidump for this machine so if you could attach that it would be appreciated.
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pause_on_oops picture of call trace #1
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pause_on_oops picture of call trace #2
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Hi, all attachments requested. This is a fresh install of F17, so I haven't had the intermediate kernels to try, will get hold of them and test when I have time.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do the 3.4.0-1.fc17 or 3.4.2-1.fc17 kernels boot successfully?
No, fails for both.
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oops pic 1/2
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oops pic 2/2
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output from acpidump
I think I see the same problem on my work (Mac Pro with F16) and home (Mac Pro with F17) machines. Both fail to boot with kernels 3.4.x. Home machine:
And I attach two pictures of the oops and the output from acpidump.
*** Bug 835124 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Could you please test the stock 3.4 kernel here and let us know if it works. That will narrow down whether it was something in 3.4 itself, or something added to a -stable update later.
Crashes on that kernel too.
fails for me with the same oops.
There are two things that can be done to help this bug along.
1) Someone with an impacted machine could email the upstream linux-acpi mailing list with the failure. Upstream might ask you to try a newer kernel, so grabbing 3.5.0-rc6 from rawhide would be worth trying as well.
2) Performing a git bisect between the 3.3 and 3.4 kernels to see which commit caused this issue.
(In reply to comment #14)
> There are two things that can be done to help this bug along.
> 1) Someone with an impacted machine could email the upstream linux-acpi
> mailing list with the failure. Upstream might ask you to try a newer
> kernel, so grabbing 3.5.0-rc6 from rawhide would be worth trying as well.
3.5.0-rc6 doesn't boot either. I'll try upstream.
> 2) Performing a git bisect between the 3.3 and 3.4 kernels to see which
> commit caused this issue.
This might be rather tricky on this machine (I think it might struggle to build the kernel), so I'll pursue option 1 first.
Apparently it's this bug, fix is committed and being back-ported to 3.4 too: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44171
See also http://marc.info/?l=linux-acpi&m=134208559227625&w=2
(In reply to comment #16)
> Apparently it's this bug, fix is committed and being back-ported to 3.4 too:
> See also http://marc.info/?l=linux-acpi&m=134208559227625&w=2
Excellent find. I will create a scratch build with the mentioned patch for testing shortly.
I've confirmed that the patch works for me applied to 3.4.5-4.
Please try this scratch kernel when it finishes building and let us know if it boots. It contains a patch to fix an ACPICA regression in the 3.4 kernel.
(In reply to comment #18)
> I've confirmed that the patch works for me applied to 3.4.5-4.
Excellent. I have a query out to one other bug and I'll get this fixed up in Fedora git shortly. If you'd like to still test the scratch build, that would also be appreciated.
Yes, the koji build works too, thanks for your help.
Fixed in Fedora git. Will be in the next update. Many thanks for your help with this.
*** Bug 835734 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kernel-3.4.5-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
kernel-3.4.5-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.4.5-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.4.5-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-3.4.6-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
kernel-3.4.6-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.