Bug 862420 - Kernel oops on F18 Alpha network install: Unrecoverable VMX/Altivec Unavailable Exception
Kernel oops on F18 Alpha network install: Unrecoverable VMX/Altivec Unavailab...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ppc64 All
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-02 16:30 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2012-11-12 16:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-11-12 16:03:00 EST
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Install log (35.72 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-02 16:31 EDT, IBM Bug Proxy
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IBM Linux Technology Center 85705 None None None 2012-10-02 16:30:59 EDT

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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2012-10-02 16:30:59 EDT
== Comment: #0 - Gustavo Luiz Duarte <gusld@br.ibm.com> - 2012-10-02 13:50:27 ==
Trying to install Fedora 18 Alpha on a POWER 7 box using network boot I got the following kernel exception:
[   18.824618] Oops: Unrecoverable VMX/Altivec Unavailable Exception, sig: 6 [#1]

Attached the install log, including the kernel exception with a call trace.

== Comment: #1 - Gustavo Luiz Duarte <gusld@br.ibm.com> - 2012-10-02 16:24:44 ==
The following patch fixes this issue:

I tested the patch on top of kernel-3.6.0-2.fc18.ppc64. It applies cleanly and fixes the issue. Could it be backported to Fedora 18 along with a nvr bump?
Comment 1 IBM Bug Proxy 2012-10-02 16:31:15 EDT
Created attachment 620506 [details]
Install log
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-10-02 22:56:49 EDT
kernel-3.6.0-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-10-03 13:03:33 EDT
Package kernel-3.6.0-2.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.6.0-2.fc18'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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Comment 4 Josh Boyer 2012-11-12 16:03:00 EST
Long since pushed.

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