Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 862420
Kernel oops on F18 Alpha network install: Unrecoverable VMX/Altivec Unavailable Exception
Last modified: 2012-11-12 16:03:00 EST
== Comment: #0 - Gustavo Luiz Duarte <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 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?
Created attachment 620506 [details]
kernel-3.6.0-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* 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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Long since pushed.