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Old 11-12-2008, 08:29 AM
"Zhang, Yanmin"
 
Default T61 mobile fails to boot randomly

On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 17:16 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> Peter,
>
> I run into a random boot failure issue with my t61 mobile. It's
> a dual-core x86-64 mobile. I installed Fedora core x86-64 8.
> with kernel 2.6.28-rc, system fails to boot randomly.
>
> Pls. see http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11899.
>
> I found there are 2 issues.
> 1) when root=LABEL=/1, almost fails. nash fails to find the DISK type
> for root device (MAJOR 259), so it couldn't probe for the boot file
> system labels; It might be resolved by calling register_blkdev in kernel for 259.
> 2) when root=/dev/sda1, random fails. I instrumented both kernel and nash. kernel really
> sends out netlink uevent info for device /dev/sdaXXX, but nash doesn't receive it.
>
> I did a quick check of the source codes of the latest nash of FC10. It seems FC10's nash
> just added some new features (subcommands). So it shouldn't fix it. I didn't really test
> the latest nash because the nash update depends on too many rpms.
Peter,

I think I found the root cause of issue 2). Pls. see
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11899#c38.

Could you help review the patch?

-yanmin


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