Re: 2.6.17-mm4

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On 6/29/06, Andrew Morton <[email protected]> wrote:
On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:53:03 -0700
"Jesse Brandeburg" <[email protected]> wrote:

> can't boot 2.6.17-mm4 on x86_64 Intel 7520 platform.
> instant reboot after printing:
>   Booting 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (2.6.17-mm4-jesse)'
>
> root (hd0,0)
>  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.17-mm4-jesse ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb hdc=none video=atyfb:102
> [email protected] console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty1 panic=30
>    [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x199883]
> initrd /initrd-2.6.17-mm4-jesse.img
>    [Linux-initrd @ 0x37efd000, 0xf2da8 bytes]
>
> ie no kernel output

Your .config works OK on my x86_64 box.  Wanna swap? ;)

> where should i start to debug?  I can do a bisect pretty easily too
> using git if necessary.

That would be great, thanks.  Your options are to do a git bisect using

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/smurf/linux-trees.git#v2.6.17-mm4

(Beware that the mm-to-git trees have had a few problem reports and I'm not
aware of anyone previously using them for a bisect).

or to install quilt and use
http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/bisecting-mm-trees.txt
had to pull in linus' tree in order to get the latest 2.6.17 label,
bisect complete, this patch appeared to make the problem
ad596171ed635c51a9eef829187af100cbf8dcf7 is first bad commit
diff-tree ad596171ed635c51a9eef829187af100cbf8dcf7 (from
734efb467b31e56c2f9430590a9aa867ecf3eea1)
Author: john stultz <[email protected]>
Date:   Mon Jun 26 00:25:06 2006 -0700

   [PATCH] Time: Use clocksource infrastructure for update_wall_time

   Modify the update_wall_time function so it increments time using the
   clocksource abstraction instead of jiffies.  Since the only
clocksource driver
   currently provided is the jiffies clocksource, this should result in no
   functional change.  Additionally, a timekeeping_init and timekeeping_resume
   function has been added to initialize and maintain some of the new
timekeping
   state.

   [[email protected]: fixlet]
   Signed-off-by: John Stultz <[email protected]>
   Signed-off-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <[email protected]>
   Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <[email protected]>
   Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <[email protected]>

:040000 040000 3ea3b4140ffa318c20513d596eb063430760822a
30d3669ec72a2a9edc69a72fadfb4158bd17d6fe M      include
:040000 040000 5c222365dd5b1fdbfebabd40106732b9bfcc3f0d
adbb7244617875fe7e0f3014e90808ddf6115976 M      init
:040000 040000 24c5fcb7f26396cf231c7ab06ddc8fb187ebe5d4
8157df180abe5f6f058c050f1d017b46334f5c8f M      kernel

however i cannot revert this patch from -mm4 because of conflicts ( i
might be able to revert a specific set of patches from mm)
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