Bug#679039: boot crash with VT6415 controller (pata_via)
Thanks for the reply. I'll do some further investigation as you
suggest and report back in a couple of days.
On 27 June 2012 00:10, Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Which upstream version have you tested?
I've not used upstream kernels in a long time (many years). The
custom-built 2.6.33 I referred to is still a Debian make-kpkg build
with Debian patches. In terms of kernel versions, I cannot remember
the 2.6.x versions which failed. However, I've had crashes with 3.0,
3.1 and 3.2.
> *. What other kernels have you tried? *Does the 3.4.y kernel from
> * experimental reproduce this?
I'll try this.
> *. How reproducible is this? *80%? *100%?
I'll do 10 normal boots and 10 recovery boots and let you know.
> *. How heavy is the crash? *E.g., can you still toggle the caps lock LED or
> * use the magic sysrq key?
Neither work. Looks like a PCI or IRQ lockup.
> *. Do you have a log or photo of the crash? *netconsole or serial console
> * may be useful for this.
I'll give netconsole a go. I may have to plug a laptop into the same switch.
> Any other hints or strange symptoms?
Just a comment.
Ever since I built my first Debian machine (in about 1996), I've used
underdog hardware, rather than Intel. Cyrix then AMD processors, VIA
chipsets, Cirrus then VIA (integrated) graphics, 3com NICs. I finally
switched to an AMD chipset but the motherboard still has a VIA
firewire controller that I cannot get to work with a DV camera, and
this PATA controller that's causing grief.
VIA hardware just appears to be cursed.
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