Re: system gets stuck in a lock during boot

From: Justin P. Mattock
Date: Tue Aug 25 2009 - 20:21:39 EST

Ingo Molnar wrote:
* Justin Mattock<justinmattock@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

O.K. I feel better, deleted
my system, and threw in a minimal built system
with only the bare essentials to boot.
(just to make sure things are correct).

unfortunately after building rc6 I'm still hitting
this. really am not sure why this is happening.

Could you please double-check the bisection result by doing this:

git revert af6af30c0f

on the latest kernel and seeing whether that fixes the lockup?

Bisections are very efficient and hence very sensitive as well to
minimal errors. Just one small mistake near the end of a bisection
can blame the wrong commit.

So the best way to double-check such 100%-triggerable crashes is to
do the revert. I tried the revert and it can be done fine here.

[ _If_ that does not fix the bug then to save time you can
'backtrack' the bisection, instead of re-doing it completely.
I.e. you have your bisection log, re-check the final steps going
backwards. Once you find a discrepancy (i.e. a 'bad' point that
is 'good' or the other way around), redo the bisection log
commands up to that point and continue it up to the end. ]


shoot, I did not see your post here.
when looking at my bisect log, I guess after a
git bisect reset it clears?

Anyways after git bisect had finished
I looked manually at the commits that it
had generated
the one which I had sent in a post previously, and
this one:

at the time looking at the commit, I see this to be
more of the cause because of it being related to elf as so forth,
but as soon as I reverted this on rc6
made no difference.(the previous commit fixes this for
me, on a regular tar.ball as well as in git.

I think at this point since this system is a fresh from scratch
build, I think something might be wrong that I'm doing
(all the CFLAGS, and such are in a previous post).

At the moment I don't have a problem applying a patch
to the kernel for this. especially since I'm the only one that seems
to be hitting this, then if more and more reports of this happen
then we can go from there.

Justin P. Mattock

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