Bug 85593 - Kernel 2.4.18-14smp crash on boot
Kernel 2.4.18-14smp crash on boot
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
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: 2003-03-04 14:57 EST by Ron Menelli
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:35 EDT
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Description Ron Menelli 2003-03-04 14:57:43 EST
Description of problem:
I have a system running on an AOpen DX34 Plus motherboard with two Pentium 3 
800EB chips. I have the latest RedHat 8.0 Personal running with all of the 
latest updates from RHN. The kernel is unmodified. This system works fine in 
uniprocessor mode, but when I boot it with the SMP kernel, it crashes and 
resets. It's hard to see the kernel messages because the machine resets so 
quickly, but one of the last things I see is "Booting processor 1/1". There 
are a few other lines that flash by quickly, but its hard to see them in the 
short time they appear.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH8.0, kernel 2.4.18-14smp

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the 2.4.18-14smp kernel on my system. That's it.

    
Actual results:
Crash and immediate reset.

Expected results:
It should boot!

Additional info:
The system is running the Via Pro133 chipset, has 256MB of ECC RAM and a 
Matrox Mystique video card. I contacted RedHat support, and we tried a number 
of kernel options in an attempt to resolve this problem:

noisapnp noapic mem=268435456 apm=off pci=(off,nobios,biosirq) ide=nodma

None of these helped. The machine always crashed several messages after 
the "Booting Processor 1/1" message. When PnP was enabled, it would crash 
after some messages regarding PnP. With certain values of the pci= parameter 
(can't remember which), the system would crash after a few messages about PCI 
IRQ assignment.

Is this a known problem, or is there some way I can get more information about 
the cause of the crash?
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:35 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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