|Summary:||kernel-smp-2.4.18-24.8.0 crashes on boot when enabling swap|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Kees Torenvliet <torenvl>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-09-30 15:40:34 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Kees Torenvliet 2003-02-26 13:56:53 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: Just downloaded kernel-smp-2.4.18-24.8.0.i686.rpm and freshly upgraded my smp kernel. On the very first reboot, the system crashed. The first sign of problems was after the "Activating swap partitions:" message which was followed by: swapon: /dev/sdb2: Invalid argument swapon: /dev/sdb3: Invalid argument followed by [FAILED] in red. Several steps later the system dies. After the system ungraciously expires, the following screen is displayed: EFLAGS: 00010246 EIP is at __make_request [kernel] 0x8e (2.4.18-24.8.0smp) eax: 00002000 ebx: 00000001 ecx: cf59f680 edx: 00004000 csi: c18d8418 edi: 004a853 ebp: 00000001 esp: ce66dd8c Process kjournald (pid: 146, stack page = ce66d000) Call Trace [<c01b4cf97>] generic_make_request [kernel] 0xf9 (0xce66ddeo)) etc. etc I can reboot using the non-smp 2.4.18-14 kernel just fine. I was previously running the RedHat 8.0 standard distro 2.4.18-14 smp kernel (unmodified) just fine. Please note that this is the kernel straight from the upgrade rpm, with no mods or changes. I just down-loaded it yesterday. I am not certain on how to regress back to the older, but working R8.0 smp kernel, and will run with the non-smp kernel for now. I will leave the failing kernel in place in case I need to get further info from the crime scene. Thanks. Kees Torenvliet firstname.lastname@example.org Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Upgrade (using RedHat-supplied upgrade kernel-smp-2.4.18-24.8.0.i686.rpm file) 2.Boot system with newly upgraded kernel. 3. Actual Results: System crashed after activating swap and performing subsequent file system-related boot steps. Expected Results: Normally booted and loaded RedHat Linux smp system. Additional info: I am running an Intel 820 motherboard, 256 meg RAM and dual PIII 667 MHz processors. I use an Adaptec 3940 dual channel SCSI controller with one 4 gig hard drive on each channel. The file system is distributed across both of them. This includes two 256 meg swap areas, one on each drive. The installed software is pretty much vanilla-flavour RedHat 8.0, with no additions or changes.
Comment 1 Kees Torenvliet 2003-02-28 18:43:05 UTC
Additional comments made on Feb 28/2003: Attempted further investigation by using "Interactive Startup" reputed to be available when booting. I could not get "Interactive Startup" to work. The on-screen instructions provided by the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit script are: "Press 'I' to enter interactive startup." However, the script does only a one-second sleep, and I can't respond that quickly. So, I edited the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit script to sleep for 10 seconds. But, no matter what combination of I/i/I-enter/i-enter/ctrl-i, etc, I tried, the script would not go into interactive startup. I could not find any further commands in the script relating to interactive startup, so perhaps that's no surprise. PROMPT =yes in /etc/sysconfig/init. Despite the above, I was able to catch a little further information relating to the problem. The boot process proceeds past the failed "Activating swap partition step. "Finding module dependencies" is successfull. The file systems all check out. "Mounting local file systems" is OK. "Enabling local file system quotas" is OK. "Enabling swap space" comes back as OK, but with the following message: "Unable to find swap-space signature swapon: /dev/sdb3: Invalid Argument". Then the system hangs. I get no further response at the console, and networking is not up yet, so I can't telnet in. I checked recent Errata. "2002:292-05: New kernel fixes ext3 data journaling data loss and tg3 hang" seems worthy of mention, only because the dump information mentions "kjournald", which I think is related to journalling. The update files for "2002:292-05: New kernel fixes ext3 data journaling data loss and tg3 hang" have been superceded by RHSA-2003:025-20, which fixes unrelated ethernet problems, but resulted in the kernel version with which I am having the problem. If you can help me get interactive boot working, or have other suggestions on what needs to be done, please let me know. Please note that the non-smp original RedHat R8.0 kkernel boots up flawlessly, and seems to run fine, when selected for booting through grub.
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:34 UTC
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/