Latest Rawhide kernel doesn't boot

Jay Cliburn jacliburn at
Tue May 1 14:21:32 UTC 2007

Mike Chambers wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 07:37 -0500, Mike Chambers wrote:
>> On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 02:02 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 12:34:01AM -0500, Mike Chambers wrote:
>>>  > It gets to "Starting Time server" and freezes.
>>>  > 
>>>  > New kernel = kernel-2.6.21-1.3116.fc7 (freezes)
>>>  > 
>>>  > Old Kernel = kernel-2.6.20-1.3104.fc7 (works)
>>> What network card ?
>> SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (built into motherboard)
>> That seems to come up with no error messages.  Here is my messages from
>> the new kernel..
> Apr 29 00:28:46 scrappy kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex 
>> My computer boots via rhgb to setting time/time server and freezes, so above is where it stops logging.
> Dave,
> I have sense removed that kernel since it didn't boot, but wanted to
> follow up on if you knew of a problem or anything?  I'll either file a
> bug, or wait until you put out a newer kernel version to see if it does
> the same thign and then report it?

The sis900 driver had a bug that was patched April 20.  Unfortunately, the patch 
  introduced a regression that was then patched April 26 -- one day after 2.6.21 
was released.  The second patch appears to fix it, according to user reports in 
the below referenced thread.



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