Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85131
Shutdown results in panic ('gdth' driver in 2.4.9-e.10 kernel)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
Description of problem: SSIA. If I boot up an Intel RAID controller that is
automatically discovered and bound to the 'gdth' driver, all is well until I
perform a graceful shutdown via /usr/sbin/shutdown. Then I get a panic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q kernel
How reproducible: 100% (always)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an Intel RAID controller to a system containing an everything install
of RHAS2.1 + 2.4.9-e.10 kernel -- uses 'gdth' driver
2. Boot up, make a file system on a RAID partition.
3. Run "shutdown"
Actual results: Attached.
Additional info: Let me know what else you need to troubleshoot/diagnose this.
Created attachment 90367 [details]
Serial console output (boot msgs, diagnostics, panic data)
this is actually fixed in the e.12 erratum kernel.
This is all well and good, thanks for the update. How does one go about
getting an 2.4.9-e.12enterprise kernel? Must they compile it themselves,
or has the enterprise kernel been obsoleted, or what?
/me did an everything install of AS2.1 and ran up2date to get the newest
packages -- I have the following kernel RPMs:
... but no enterprise kernel.
the "enterprise" kernel is only for 4Gb+ machines...
up2date kernel-enterprise will install it anyway but if you don't have more than
4Gb of ram you'll loose 6% performance.
I've verified the -e.12 kernel resolves the panic-on-shutdown problem.