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    SubjectRe: ext[23]/lilo/2.5.{68,69,70} -- IDE Problem?
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    On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 13:55, Andy Pfiffer wrote:
    > On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 13:04, Christophe Saout wrote:
    > > Am Fre, 2003-05-09 um 21.04 schrieb Andy Pfiffer:
    > >
    > > > [...]
    > > > I had an unrelated
    > > > delay in posting this due to some strange behavior of late with LILO and
    > > > my ext3-mounted /boot partition (/sbin/lilo would say that it updated,
    > > > but a subsequent reboot would not include my new kernel)
    > >
    > > So I'm not the only one having this problem... I think I first saw this
    > > with 2.5.68 but I'm not sure.
    >
    > Well, that makes two of us for sure.
    >
    > >
    > > My boot partition is a small ext3 partition on a lvm2 volume accessed
    > > over device-mapper (I've written a lilo patch for that, but the patch is
    > > working and) but I don't think that has something to do with the
    > > problem.
    > >
    > > When syncing, unmounting and waiting some time after running lilo, the
    > > changes sometimes seem correctly written to disk, I don't know when
    > > exactly.
    >
    > My /boot is an ext3 partition on an IDE disk. My symptoms and your
    > symptoms match -- wait awhile, and it works okay. If you don't wait
    > "long enough" the changes made in /etc/lilo.conf are not reflected in
    > the after running /sbin/lilo and rebooting normally.
    >
    > I have been unable to reproduce this on a uniproc system with SCSI
    > disks.
    >
    > 2.5.67 seems to work in this regard as expected.
    >
    > > Could it be that the location of /boot/map is not written to the
    > > partition sector of /dev/hda? Or not flushed correctly or something?
    > >
    > > After reboot the old kernel came up again (though it was moved to
    > > vmlinuz.old).
    >
    > I don't know -- I haven't isolated it yet.
    >
    > Anyone else?

    I have taken another look at this, and can confirm the following:

    1. 2.5.67 works as expected.
    2. 2.5.68, 2.5.69, and 2.5.70 do not.
    3. ext2 vs. ext3 for /boot: no effect (ie, .68, .69, .70 demonstrate the
    problem independent of the filesystem used for /boot).

    Relative to a 2.5.68 pure BK tree, the deltas from 2.5.67 to 2.5.68 are:
    1.971.76.10 /* 2.5.67 */
    1.1124 /* 2.5.68 */

    The patch exported by BK between these 2 revs is 297K lines ( a sizeable
    haystack ). Any ideas about where I should dig for my needle first
    would be welcomed...


    Gory details about my hardware & software follow...

    % lilo -v
    LILO version 22.1, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
    Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2001 John Coffman
    Released 31-Oct-2001 and compiled at 20:50:13 on Mar 25 2002.
    MAX_IMAGES = 27


    CPUs:
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 1
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 1.70GHz
    stepping : 2
    cpu MHz : 1685.926
    cache size : 256 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 1
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
    pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
    bogomips : 3317.76

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 0
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 1700MHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 1685.926
    cache size : 256 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 1
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
    pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
    bogomips : 3366.91


    Two IDE hard drives (I haven't cracked the case to identify the
    manufacturer):

    /dev/hda:
    HDIO_GETGEO_BIG failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

    Model=CI530L04VARE700- , FwRev=REO44AA5,
    SerialNo= S PXXTYH2351
    Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
    RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=40
    BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=1916kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
    CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=-66060037, LBA=yes, LBAsects=78156288
    IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
    AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255)
    Drive Supports : ATA/ATAPI-5 T13 1321D revision 1 : ATA-2 ATA-3 ATA-4
    ATA-5

    /dev/hdb:
    HDIO_GETGEO_BIG failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

    Model=CI530L02VARE700- , FwRev=REO24AA5,
    SerialNo= S PVVTFT0B17
    Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
    RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=40
    BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=1916kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
    CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=-66060037, LBA=yes, LBAsects=39876480
    IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
    PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
    AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255)
    Drive Supports : ATA/ATAPI-5 T13 1321D revision 1 : ATA-2 ATA-3 ATA-4
    ATA-5

    The PCI hardware on this system:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 860 (Wombat) Chipset Host Bridge
    (MCH) (rev 04)
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 2531
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
    Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82850/82860 850/860 (Tehama/Wombat)
    Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 64
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
    Memory behind bridge: f6000000-f8ffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f4000000-f5ffffff

    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82860 860 (Wombat) Chipset PCI Bridge
    (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 32
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: fb000000-fb0fffff

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA PCI Bridge (rev 04) (prog-if
    00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
    Memory behind bridge: f9000000-faffffff

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 04)
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 04) (prog-if 80
    [Master])
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 2442
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

    00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub (rev 04)
    (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 2442
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
    I/O ports at d000 [size=32]

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 04)
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 2442
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
    I/O ports at 5000 [size=16]

    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio
    (rev 04)
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 0224
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
    I/O ports at dc00 [size=64]

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400 AGP
    (rev 85) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Matrox Graphics, Inc. Millennium G450 Dual Head
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
    Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
    Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Memory at f7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [f0] AGP version 2.0

    02:1f.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82806AA PCI64 Hub PCI Bridge (rev 03)
    (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
    Memory behind bridge: fb000000-fb0fffff

    03:00.0 PIC: Intel Corp. 82806AA PCI64 Hub Advanced Programmable
    Interrupt Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
    Subsystem: Intel Corp. 82806AA PCI64 Hub Advanced Programmable
    Interrupt Controller
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

    04:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
    (rev 0c)
    Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 0207
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
    Memory at fa020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    I/O ports at c000 [size=64]
    Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2





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