Re: [stable-request] [Bisected] Kernel 3.8 hangs on boot

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 06:02:39 EST

On 02/22/2013 12:01 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 02/22/2013 10:53 AM, ojab wrote:
>> On 22.02.2013 13:25, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>> On 02/22/2013 07:32 AM, ojab wrote:
>>> Ideally with description of tha hang. Are there any messages (if you
>>> disable splash and enable debug)? Do keyboard LEDs blink?
>>> Especially architecture. Then do you have serial ports, some GSM devices
>>> or GPS?
>> It's x86_64 machine and I have GPS w/ PPS (Garmin 18x LVC) connected via
>> serial, without it kernel boots/works fine. Also no issues with GPS
>> connected, but PPS disabled (by removing pps_core.ko module).
>> If I'm connecting GPS w/ PPS to already booted machine â cursor on the
>> display stops blinking and I cannot input anything, but I still can
>> switch between VTs using Ctrl-Fx and keyboard LEDs are blinking when I'm
>> pressing Num/Caps Lock keys.
> Ok, you have a problem fixed by this commit:
> commit 03a7ffe4e542310838bac70ef85acc17536b6d7c
> Author: George Spelvin <linux@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun Feb 10 04:41:56 2013 -0500
> pps: Use pps_lookup_dev to reduce ldisc coupling
> I think this should go to stable-3.8 with its prerequisity:
> commit 513b032c98b4b9414aa4e9b4a315cb1bf0380101
> Author: George Spelvin <linux@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun Feb 10 04:08:32 2013 -0500
> pps: Add pps_lookup_dev() function
> George?

Sorry for the noise: it *is* marked by "CC: stable" which I missed, so
it will go to stable eventually.

suse labs
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