Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41 - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41 - Debian ; Package: installation-reports Boot method: netboot Image version: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/...netboot.tar.gz Date: 2008-03-11 Machine: IBM Thinkpad T41 Processor: Intel Pentium M 1400MHz Memory: 512 MB The kernel oopses while loading the lenny beta1 installer. While booting I can just quickly notice the kernel ...

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  1. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    Package: installation-reports

    Boot method: netboot
    Image version: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/...netboot.tar.gz
    Date: 2008-03-11

    Machine: IBM Thinkpad T41
    Processor: Intel Pentium M 1400MHz
    Memory: 512 MB

    The kernel oopses while loading the lenny beta1 installer.
    While booting I can just quickly notice the kernel dump on the screen, which is
    immediately replaced by the first screen of the installer. Nothing
    works. The most
    I can do is to reboot with SysRq+B.

    Using etch 4.0r3 installer works fine.

    Regards Frank


  2. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Tuesday 11 March 2008, Frank Bauer wrote:
    > The kernel oopses while loading the lenny beta1 installer.


    This is almost certainly not an installer issue, but a kernel issue.

    > While booting I can just quickly notice the kernel dump on the screen,
    > which is immediately replaced by the first screen of the installer.
    > Nothing works. The most I can do is to reboot with SysRq+B.


    Please boot the installer with 'expert BOOT_DEBUG=3' that should probably
    give you the dump. Try taking a picture of it and see if you can still
    scroll back up for additional pictures.
    When using BOOT_DEBUG=3 the installer should start a debug shell. Do you get
    that and is the shell usable?

    If the laptop has a serial port, you can also try connecting it to another
    computer using a null-modem serial cable to get the boot log.

    Cheers,
    FJP



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  3. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
    > Please boot the installer with 'expert BOOT_DEBUG=3' that should probably
    > give you the dump. Try taking a picture of it and see if you can still
    > scroll back up for additional pictures.
    > When using BOOT_DEBUG=3 the installer should start a debug shell. Do you get
    > that and is the shell usable?


    Yes, I can get into the shell. When I exit it, the boot continues and the same
    problem happens, i.e. first installer screen loads, but the keyboard is dead.

    Meanwhile I installed etch and upgraded to lenny, which should have the same
    kernel as current installer and that one works flawlessly.

    > If the laptop has a serial port, you can also try connecting it to another
    > computer using a null-modem serial cable to get the boot log.


    This is not the case, only LPT is present.

    Frank



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  4. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Tuesday 11 March 2008, Frank Bauer wrote:
    > On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
    > > Please boot the installer with 'expert BOOT_DEBUG=3' that should
    > > probably give you the dump. Try taking a picture of it and see if you
    > > can still scroll back up for additional pictures.
    > > When using BOOT_DEBUG=3 the installer should start a debug shell. Do
    > > you get that and is the shell usable?

    >
    > Yes, I can get into the shell. When I exit it, the boot continues and the
    > same problem happens, i.e. first installer screen loads, but the keyboard
    > is dead.
    >
    > Meanwhile I installed etch and upgraded to lenny, which should have the
    > same kernel as current installer and that one works flawlessly.


    Glad to hear you got the system running. However, that does not solve the
    issue with the installation. We can now either close this report or
    investigate it further. If we want to investigate it further, we'll need
    additional info from you.

    You did not mention a kernel oops anymore. Does that mean that it did not
    happen when you tried again, or did you just not copy the info from it?

    One other thing you could do is try the installer in the text mode. Boot
    with 'expert DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text'.

    And try without framebuffer: 'expert DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text fb=false'.

    Again, if you're not willing to provide additional info, this issue is dead
    for us.

    Cheers,
    FJP



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  5. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
    >
    > Glad to hear you got the system running. However, that does not solve the
    > issue with the installation. We can now either close this report or
    > investigate it further. If we want to investigate it further, we'll need
    > additional info from you.


    Let's try to solve it, because I have more of simillar machines (T40, T42)
    to install.

    > You did not mention a kernel oops anymore. Does that mean that it did not
    > happen when you tried again, or did you just not copy the info from it?


    When using the lenny installer, it happened all the time. I'm not sure what
    it read, because it was immediately replaced by the first screen of
    the installer.

    > One other thing you could do is try the installer in the text mode. Boot
    > with 'expert DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text'.
    > And try without framebuffer: 'expert DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text fb=false'.


    Will try when I get to the machine in the evening. Actually I think it might be
    an issue with framebuffer, because IIRC, it is turned on just before starting
    the installer itself.

    Frank



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  6. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
    >
    > And try without framebuffer: 'expert DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text fb=false'.


    It still fails with framebuffer off, but the text frontend allows me to see the
    message in full:

    Starting system log daemon: syslogd, klogd.
    BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 3020320c
    printing eip:
    *pde = 00000000
    Oops: 0000 [#1]
    Modules linked in: thermal processor fan pcmcia floppy ipw2100 ieee80211
    ieee80211_crypt firmwareclass e1000 yenta socket rsrc_nonstatic pcmcia_core
    ehci_hcd uhci_hcd usbcore
    CPU: 0
    EIP: 0060:[] Not tainted VLI
    EFLAGS: 00010246 (2.6.22-3-486 #1)
    EIP is at linkwatch_run_queue+0x68/0x16e
    eax: dfa48000 ebx: 30203020 ecx: dff4c4c0 edx: c146f030
    esi: 00000002 edi: 00000000 ebp: 30203020 esp:dfa49f74
    ds: 007b es: 007b fs: 0000 gs: 0000 ss: 0068
    Process events/0 (pid: 5, ti=dfa48000 task=c146b570 task.ti=dfa48000)
    Stack: dff39840 00000246 dff4e780 c0334ce0 dff39840 c0334ce0 c024c17a 00000000
    c024c197 c012558d c146b67c 19610676 0000000d dff39840 dff39840 c0125b8c
    dfa49fd0 c0125c3e 00000000 c146b570 c01280d4 dfa49fc8 dfa49fc8 dff39840
    Call Trace:
    [] linkwatch_event+0x0/0x22
    [] linkwatch_event+0x1d/0x22
    [] run_workqueue+0x7d/0x103
    [] worker_thread+0x0/0xbc
    [] worker_thread+0xb2/0xbc
    [] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x35
    [] kthread+0x36/0x5a
    [] kthread+0x0/0x5a
    [] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
    =======================
    Code: fa 90 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 90 8b 1d 78 9d 3c c0 c7 05 78 9d 3c c0 00 00 00
    00 fb 90 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 90 e9 e1 00 00 00 85 ff <8b> ab ec 01 00 00 74 17
    89 d8 e8 79 fe ff ff 85 c0 75 0c 89 d8
    EIP: [] __linkwatch_run_queue+0x68/0x16e SS:ESP 0068:dfa49f74
    (process:996): INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)

    Debian installer main menu
    -------------------------------------------
    all 10 menu options follow, I'm too lazy to retype them after the previous dump
    and then two more messages appear:

    Marking TSC unstable due to: possible TSC halt in C2.
    Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.


    Frank



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  7. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Wednesday 12 March 2008, Frank Bauer wrote:
    > It still fails with framebuffer off, but the text frontend allows me to
    > see the message in full:


    So now we do know what the exact problem is and it's clearly a kernel issue.

    It looks similar to this report:
    http://www.kerneloops.org/guilty.php...507327&class=b

    It is strange though that you don't see it on the installed system, though
    that could be a difference between the 486 and 686 flavors.

    The next question is what to do about it, and I'm afraid that we're kind of
    stuck there. We're very close to the beta1 release and fixing the kernel
    for that is just not an option anymore. Upstream has stopped maintenance
    for 2.6.22, so reporting the issue there does not make much sense.
    The Debian kernel team already wanted to be rid of 2.6.22 (and that will
    happen immediately after the D-I beta), and so is unlikely to want to look
    into this, let alone fix it.

    Seems to me that the best course of action is to see this issue as an
    erratum for 2.6.22 and check whether it's fixed as soon as we switch the
    installer to 2.6.24 (ASAP after the beta).
    If it is still reproducible with 2.65.24, it should be reported upstream.

    Cheers,
    FJP



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  8. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Frans Pop wrote:
    >
    > Seems to me that the best course of action is to see this issue as an
    > erratum for 2.6.22 and check whether it's fixed as soon as we switch the
    > installer to 2.6.24 (ASAP after the beta).
    > If it is still reproducible with 2.65.24, it should be reported upstream.


    I fully agree. Don't let this bug delay the oh-so-overdue release of d-i beta1.

    After all, the final installer will be completely different, because every minor
    kernel version in 2.6.x line is like a brand new product.

    Frank



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  9. Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41

    On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Frans Pop wrote:
    >
    > Seems to me that the best course of action is to see this issue as an
    > erratum for 2.6.22 and check whether it's fixed as soon as we switch the
    > installer to 2.6.24 (ASAP after the beta).
    > If it is still reproducible with 2.65.24, it should be reported upstream.


    Ok, so with the current lenny installer (daily from 2008-04-09, second build),
    i.e. linux 2.6.24 the installer boots to the first screen, I can
    select language,
    country and keyboard just fine. This is a step ahead from d-i beta1
    (linux 2.6.22).

    Now both T41 and T42 machines hang just after the Detecting network hardware
    screen disappears. CapsLock madly blinks, no kernel dump displayed.

    When I disable framebuffer with fb=false, the installation completes
    succesfully on both machines.

    - video card in T41 is ATI 7500 mobility
    - video card in T42 is ATI 9600 mobility

    Frank



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