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SubjectRe: [FIXED] Re: Total machine lockup w/ current kernels while installing from CD
On Monday, 15. May 2006 22:45, Andrew Morton wrote:
> It's odd that we'll run initrds in a !SYSTEM_RUNNING state.

True, especially because we run initramfs in SYSTEM_RUNNING state.

> It's not an oops - it's sort-of a warning. Did the system actually
> continue to run and boot up OK?

No, it was a lockup and the system just hung at the point forever, so the
lockup detection was right.

> If so, I'd assume that the ext3 filesystem was mounted on a very slow
> device - perhaps an IDE disk in PIO mode?

That too - happened with a pretty stupid 5-liner installation script that just
formats the disk and installs a set of customized rpms from CD.

The hw we installed this on is Asus Pundit-R boxes, which means, basically,
weird IDE setup (no secondary IDE --> harddisk on hda, CD drive on hdb) on an
ATI IGP chipset, not exactly the fastest out there.
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