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Bug#504655: debian-installer: Kernel panic when velocity driver started

reassign 504655 linux-2.6 2.6.26-8

On Wednesday 05 November 2008, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Tried to install Debian Lenny on a VIA EPIA SN (VIA C7, i386 arch)
> board today. This one has a VIA Rhine II (VT6102) and a VIA Velocity
> (VT6120/VT6121/VT6122) NIC.
> When detecting the network cards, the kernel panics. In the log I saw
> that the panic happened while "ip" was running.
> The panic hasn't happened with an old, 2.6.24 based Lenny installer I
> tried first (but didn't seem to have LVM support).
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11121 seems to be exactly
> the problem I have. Looks like the problem has been introduced with
> 2.6.26, so it's really a regression.
> Workaround is to add "pci=noacpi" at the boot prompt as reported in
> the comments to the above mentioned kernel bug report.

As this is a kernel problem, I'm reassigning this to the kernel team.


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