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SubjectRE: [Bug #10117] 2.6.25-current-git sometimes hangs on boot - dual-core Sony Vaio
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rafael J. Wysocki [mailto:rjw@sisk.pl]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:24 PM
>To: Soeren Sonnenburg
>Cc: Pallipadi, Venkatesh; Adrian Bunk; Carlos R. Mafra; Linux
>Kernel Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [Bug #10117] 2.6.25-current-git sometimes hangs
>on boot - dual-core Sony Vaio
>
>On Tuesday, 15 of April 2008, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 14:09 -0700, Pallipadi, Venkatesh wrote:
>> >
>> > >-----Original Message-----
>> > >From: Rafael J. Wysocki [mailto:rjw@sisk.pl]
>> > >Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:04 PM
>> > >To: Adrian Bunk
>> > >Cc: Carlos R. Mafra; Linux Kernel Mailing List; Soeren
>> > >Sonnenburg; Pallipadi, Venkatesh
>> > >Subject: Re: [Bug #10117] 2.6.25-current-git sometimes hangs
>> > >on boot - dual-core Sony Vaio
>> > >
>> > >On Tuesday, 15 of April 2008, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> > >> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 10:33:38PM +0200, Rafael J.
>Wysocki wrote:
>> > >> > On Tuesday, 15 of April 2008, Carlos R. Mafra wrote:
>> > >> > > On Sun 13.Apr'08 at 17:25:45 -0300, Carlos R. Mafra wrote:
>> > >> > > > On Sun 13.Apr'08 at 20:56:41 +0200, Rafael J.
>Wysocki wrote:
>> > >> > > > > This message has been generated automatically as a
>> > >part of a report
>> > >> > > > > of recent regressions.
>> > >> > > > >
>> > >> > > > > The following bug entry is on the current list of
>> > >known regressions
>> > >> > > > > from 2.6.24. Please verify if it still should
>be listed.
>> > >> > > > >
>> > >> > > > >
>> > >> > > > > Bug-Entry :
>> > >http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10117
>> > >> > > > > Subject : 2.6.25-current-git sometimes
>> > >hangs on boot - dual-core Sony Vaio
>> > >> > > > > Submitter : Soeren Sonnenburg <kernel@nn7.de>
>> > >> > > > > Date : 2008-02-23 18:55 (51 days old)
>> > >> > > > > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/23/263
>> > >> > > > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/4/41
>> > >> > > > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/9/69
>> > >> > > >
>> > >> > > > Soeren said it no longer happens to him in
>> > >http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/9/53
>> > >> > > > but unfortunately it still happens with me using -rc9.
>> > >So I kidnapped his
>> > >> > > > bugzilla report :-)
>> > >> > > >
>> > >> > > > In the bugzilla entry I said earlier today that
>> > >"hpet=disable" apparently
>> > >> > > > makes the problem go away (42 boots OK so far, whereas
>> > >without this
>> > >> > > > boot option it hangs ~90% using vga=6 and ~10% using
>> > >vga=0x0364)
>> > >> > > >
>> > >> > > > I tried to bisect it, but sometimes in pre 2.6.25-rc1
>> > >kernels it takes
>> > >> > > > 30 boots before the first hang to occur. So bisection
>> > >is not reliable...
>> > >> > > >
>> > >> > > > If someone proposes a patch I will be glad to test it!
>> > >> > > >
>> > >> > > > PS: The similar bug in buzilla 10377 also appears
>to be "fixed"
>> > >> > > > by using hpet=disable, see comment #17 in that bug.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > From what Mark Lord said in his comments #33 to #35 in
>> > >> > > http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10117
>> > >> > > it appears that this is a much older regression,
>from april 2007.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > So this is a regression, but not from 2.6.24
>(although somehow
>> > >> > > it never hit me before). I don't know about the
>policy of closing
>> > >> > > regressions that come from way before the previous
>> > >kernel version,
>> > >> > > if there is any. Then I will let you manage the
>bugzilla #10117
>> > >> > > as you see fit (but I will be "there" to hopefuly test any
>> > >> > > proposed patches).
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I dropped the bug from the list of recent regressions, so
>> > >it doesn't block
>> > >> > bug #9832 any more. However, this still is a bug and
>> > >regression, so the
>> > >> > bugzilla entry remains open.
>> > >>
>> > >> Soerens original report was a 2.6.25 regression.
>> > >>
>> > >> And #10377 that was closed as a duplicate of #10117 was also
>> > >reported as
>> > >> a 2.6.25 regression.
>> > >>
>> > >> #10117 seems to suffer from the common disease of people
>> > >hijacking an
>> > >> existing bug, but Soeren's issue that was what was
>> > >originally tracked in
>> > >> #10117 is (or was) a 2.6.25 regression.
>> > >
>> > >Well, I'm really not 100% sure it was a regression from 2.6.24
>> > >and I'm not
>> > >sure bug #10377 should have been marked as a duplicate.
>> > >
>> > >I made bug #10117 block bug #9832 again, but it would be nice
>> > >to sort this out.
>> > >
>> > >Why do we think that the cause of bugs #10117 and #10377
>is the same?
>> > >
>> > >Rafael
>> > >
>> >
>> > Both of them probabilistically hang early in the boot.
>> > On both !CPUIDLE and hpet=disable seems to be working around the
>> > problem.
>> > Both are Core 2 Duo based with 64 bit kernel.
>> >
>> > One difference I saw was that #10377 fails on battery. That may be
>> > because when on battery CPUs may be running at lower freq
>during boot
>> > and that is probably helping this problem in terms of timing.
>>
>> FWIW, this macbook pro1,1 has only a core 1 duo, so x86 == 32bit...
>
>So I think we should leave bug #10117 to track the original
>issue (hangs on
>MacBook Pro1.1 w/ Intel Core Duo x86-32), reopen bug #10377
>and use that
>to track the Core 2 Duo 64-bit issues.
>
>Any objections to that?
>

Last I heard from Soeren, this was not reproducable on 32 bit any more.
All recent updates on #10117 from Carlos is on Core-2 Duo 64 bit. If the
problem is still reproducable on 32 bit then probably having 2 bugzillas
to track is fine with me.

Thanks,
Venki


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