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Bug 175527

Summary: kernel panic during boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Component: anacondaAssignee: David Cantrell <dcantrell>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: rawhideCC: dwalsh, wtogami
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Description Tim Waugh 2005-12-12 11:59:00 UTC
Description of problem:
From a installation of today's rawhide I get a kernel panic during the boot

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.14-1.1750_FC5 (i686)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot.

Actual results:
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
panic+0x47/0x1c9         do_exit+0x35d/0x3ac
do_group_exit+0x29/0x8a  syscall_call+0x7/0xb

Additional info:
Booting with 'selinux=0' on the kernel command line seems to work around this

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-12-12 19:31:39 UTC
this has been there for a while, the policy rpm deletes a file in its %post that
it needs.  Probably a missing trigger.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2005-12-13 04:42:03 UTC
No that is the old problem.  I believe these are from fresh install, and there
not being a policy file on reboot.  It should be fixed in todays rawhide.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-12-13 14:42:44 UTC
Hmm, there isn't even an selinux policy package installed!  This is from a
rawhide kickstart installation, so reassigning to anaconda.

-bash-3.00# rpm -qa |grep selinux

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2005-12-13 14:44:03 UTC
Here are the relevant bits of the kickstart file:

nfs --server cyberelk --dir /mnt/archive/rh/i386
lang en_GB.UTF-8
keyboard us
xconfig --resolution 1600x1200 --depth 16 --defaultdesktop=GNOME
network --bootproto dhcp
rootpw --iscrypted ...
firewall --enabled --port=ipp:udp --port=ipp:tcp --port=ntp:udp --port=ssh:tcp
selinux --enforcing
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone --utc Europe/London
bootloader --location=mbr --append="rhgb quiet"

clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=hda
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=50
part / --fstype ext3 --size=700 --grow
part swap --size=256 --grow --maxsize=512

@ office
@ x-software-development
@ gnome-desktop
@ dialup
@ editors
@ admin-tools
@ emacs
@ british-support
@ base-x
@ sound-and-video
@ printing
@ gnome-software-development
@ graphics
@ development-tools
@ games
@ text-internet
@ graphical-internet

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-13 15:41:18 UTC
Can you also attach /var/log/anaconda* and /root/install.log?   But I think this
should be fixed for real with the changes I made to the policy package yesterday

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2005-12-13 18:10:36 UTC
Created attachment 122192 [details]

Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2005-12-19 17:33:30 UTC
I still get this, with yesterday's rawhide (20051218).

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-19 18:24:10 UTC
David -- can you look into why the default package selection doesn't seem to be
including the base and core groups?

Comment 10 Daniel Walsh 2006-01-02 17:13:44 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.1.6-19

Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2006-01-04 11:35:24 UTC
No, that RPM doesn't even get installed by anaconda -- and that's the problem.

Comment 13 David Cantrell 2006-01-04 19:08:03 UTC
At first glance, it looks like this is the problem in anaconda:

    def getDefaultGroups(self):
        log.warning("getDefaultGroups not implemented for backend!")

I'm looking further.

Comment 14 David Cantrell 2006-01-17 18:40:24 UTC
Chris fixed this in rawhide:

2006-01-11  Chris Lumens  <>

        * (Kickstart.runTracebackScripts):  Typo fix.
        (Kickstart.setSteps):  Be smarter about skipping package selection.
        (Kickstart.setPackageSelection):  Add Core.

Comment 15 Tim Waugh 2006-01-18 12:07:45 UTC
Fix confirmed.  Thanks.