[Fedora] Re: FC14 Installation Hangs
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Mon Jan 24 19:09:52 UTC 2011
On 1/22/2011 2:53 PM, Alan Cox wrote:
> Ok try this
> Remove the 'quiet' add
> irqpoll initcall_debug
> The first one tries to catch and deal with hangs due to IRQ routing bugs
> in the BIOS etc, the second will print a trace of each function called
> during initialisation. It's not exciting to most people but as part of a
> Fedora bug report it will let the Fedora kernel maintainers see which
> initialiser hung the machine.
Ok, finally got a moment to try this. Current kernel line is:
xdriver=vesa nomodeset ide=nodma noapic acpi=off ignore_loglevel
That doesn't give me anything I don't already know or have seen -
it looks up after discovering the main drive and CD. Adding 'irqpoll'
to the line just locks up way earlier in the boot process:
[ 0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=13, HWalign=32, Order=0-3,
MinObjects=0, CPUs=2, Nodes=1
[ 0.000000] Hierarchical RCU implementation.
[ 0.000000] - RCU dyntick-idle grace-period acceleration is enabled.
[ 0.000000] - RCU-based detection of stalled CPUs is disabled.
[ 0.000000] - Verbose stalled-CPUs detection is disabled.
[ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:2304
[ 0.000000] Console: colour VGS+ 80x25
[ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
[ 0.000000] spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
... and it dies.
If I try to boot with *just* 'ignore_loglevel irqpoll', same thing,
it dies like above.
What I don't get is how this dies with FC14 but not with CentOS 5
... did they figure out something that the FC developers haven't?
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