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Re: 5.17.0 boot issue on Miata

On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 09:54:15PM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> When I attempt to boot a 5.17.0 kernel built from the kernel.org
> sources, I see disk sector errors on my "sda" device, and the boot
> process hangs at the point where "systemd-udevd.service" starts.
> Rebooting on 5.16.0 works with no disk I/O errors of any kind.

Oh, you can run a 5.16.y kernel on Alpha?  I have had problems
with everything since 5.9.y with rare, random, corruptions in
memory in user space (exhibiting as glibc detected memory
corruptions or segfaults).

This is why I am still running a 5.8.y kernel on the Debian
Ports buildd.

I just compiled up a 5.16.y kernel and the problem is still there.
It did take a bit to trigger the bug (about 10 hours of testing
before it happened).

I had done a bisection between 5.8.0 and 5.9.0 last year but I
think it went astray (as testing is difficult and not fool proof).
You email has prompted me to go back to it and see if I can nail
down the offending commit.  We really want to get it fixed.


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