Kernel 2.6.23 hangs at "starting udev ..."
forcey at gmail.com
Wed May 7 08:30:27 UTC 2008
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Harald Hoyer <harald at redhat.com> wrote:
> Forcey wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I tried to install F8 on one of my servers, but it hangs at "starting
> > udev..." when booting. Kernel 2.6.23 for F7 has the same problem. Now
> > I'm still running the old 2.6.21-1 kernel, but I'm not comfortable
> > with it since there's a nf_conntrack bug. My hardware is listed as
> > following:
> > I know this is a common problem with laptops, and I tried a bundle of
> > solutions but none worked. Does anyone knows how to workaround this?
> > Thanks,
> > Forcey.
> Hangs completely, or does it commence after 30s?
It hangs completely. It even does not respond if I press the numlock key.
> If the latter, try this build for Fedora 8 (if you are running F8):
> # rpm -Uvh
> or for x86_64
> # rpm -Uvh
> reboot and add "modprobedebug" to the kernel command line in the grub boot
> Maybe we can catch a module, which causes udev to hang so long.
I tried to dump some debug info, and it appeared to be looping on some
rules, but after I disabled the rule it were looping on another.. so
finally I gave up :(
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