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Bug 157635 - installation hangs on NIC detection (ALi M1689)
Summary: installation hangs on NIC detection (ALi M1689)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-13 10:49 UTC by cervajs
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-05-25 13:15:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
tulip-bug.patch (deleted)
2005-05-18 17:01 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

Description cervajs 2005-05-13 10:49:09 UTC
Description of problem:
installation fc4test3 hangs on 
kernel panic - not syncing: drivers/net/tulip/media.c:202
spin_unlock(drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c:ffff81003e955100) not locked. (not

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot fc4test3 on motherboard with ALi M1689 chipset
Actual results:
system hang

Expected results:
installation detect NIC a continue

Additional info:
this is ALi M1689 chipset
k8combo-z board (
vendor notified too

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-05-18 17:01:31 UTC
Created attachment 114522 [details]

I definitely see the problem, this is my guess at the correct solution...

Comment 2 John W. Linville 2005-05-18 17:05:00 UTC
I have test kernels w/ the above patch here: 
Would you mind trying those kernels and posting the results here?  Thanks! 

Comment 3 cervajs 2005-05-25 09:38:14 UTC
sorry, but i cannot install fc4test3 due to unsupported sata controller :( (and
test the driver for NIC)
maybe i should fill another bug report

Comment 4 John W. Linville 2005-05-25 13:15:07 UTC
The patch has been picked-up in the official FC4 should be OK w/ 
the next fc4test release.  I'm going to close this for now...please reopen if 
the problem persists past fc4test4.  Thanks! 

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