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    SubjectRe: [stable] Boot failure with 2.6.27.46 on Xeon E5620 (Westmere EP)
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    On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 13:51 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 04:32:16PM -0400, "S.Çağlar Onur" wrote:
    > > Hi Greg,
    > >
    > > On May 25, 2010, at 11:53 AM, Greg KH wrote:
    > >
    > > > On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:10:28AM -0400, "S.Çağlar Onur" wrote:
    > > >> Hi,
    > > >>
    > > >> We are observing boot failures [1] & [2] on some of our servers (Dell
    > > >> r410) with 2.6.27-stable kernels. I found following commit in upstream
    > > >> tree via a quick search (but I haven't tried it yet) so I don't know
    > > >> whether I'm on the right track or not.
    > > >>
    > > >> Please let me know if anything else is needed...
    > > >
    > > > Has any .27 kernel worked on these machines? If so, can you narrow it
    > > > down to the patch that caused the problem?
    > >
    > > I don't think any .27 kernel worked on those machines before. But in
    > > any case I'll try (I don't have a physical access to those machines as
    > > they are located in China) an older .27 release to see.
    >
    > Ok, so it isn't a regression, which is what I want to know.
    >
    > New hardware like this, probably will only work on newer kernel
    > versions, so please use those instead :)

    I can't think of any known issues in 2.6.27 that can lead to this kind
    of boot failure on WSM-EP. Caglar, It will be nice if you can do git
    bisect between working and non-working kernels.

    thanks,
    suresh

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