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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc5-mm1
On Thu, 9 Nov 2006 01:44:53 +0100
"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:

> On Thursday, 9 November 2006 01:17, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Nov 2006 00:31:34 +0100
> > "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> >
> > > On Wednesday, 8 November 2006 10:54, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Temporarily at
> > > >
> > > > http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/2.6.19-rc5-mm1/
> > > >
> > > > will turn up at
> > > >
> > > > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.19-rc5/2.6.19-rc5-mm1/
> > > >
> > > > when kernel.org mirroring catches up.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > - Merged the Kernel-based Virtual Machine patches. See kvm.sf.net for
> > > > userspace tools, instructions, etc.
> > > >
> > > > It needs a recent binutils to build.
> > > >
> > > > - The hrtimer+dynticks code still doesn't work right for machines which halt
> > > > their TSC in low-power states.
> > >
> > > On my HPC nx6325 it doesn't even reach the point in which the messages become
> > > visible on the console, so I'm unable to get any debug info from it.
> >
> > Nice. You're using earlyprintk?
>
> earlyprintk=vga doesn't show anything (ie. blank screen), so it seems to crash
> really early.

OK, so it's definitely bisection time.

> I'm unable to reproduce the problem on a non-SMP box (Asus L5D), which works
> just fine with this kernel, but on the other SMP box the framebuffer is broken
> (displays all fonts inverted, as in a mirror)

Which fbdev driver? (suspect fbcon-rere-fix-little-endian-bogosity-in-slow_imageblit.patch)

> and the kernel says it cannot
> mount the root fs (which is on an md-raid).

hm, there was probably some earlier message which tells us why that
happened. Doing a capure-and-compare on the dmesg output would be nice
(netconsole?)


> All boxes are x86_64, the .config for nx6325 is attached.
>
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