Kernel 2.6.23 hangs at "starting udev ..."

Forcey 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):
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=48328
>
>  # rpm -Uvh
> 'http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/udev/118/2.fc8/i386/udev-118-2.fc8.i386.rpm'
>  or for x86_64
>  # rpm -Uvh
> 'http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/udev/118/2.fc8/x86_64/udev-118-2.fc8.x86_64.rpm'
>
>  reboot and add "modprobedebug" to the kernel command line in the grub boot
> screen.
>
>  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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