Re: Bug#354749: kernel panic with libc6-2.3.6-2
Frits Daalmans a écrit :
Subject: kernel panic with libc6-2.3.6-2
Justification: breaks the whole system
Each week I try out the progress of Etch, and yesterday
I upgraded libc6 (and libc6-amd64) from 2.3.5-13 to 2.3.6-2
I suppose you mean sid here, Etch still has libc6 2.3.5-13.
* and continued working successfully with no problems*
Today I boot my PC resulting in a kernel panic at boot (repeatedly,
at the same location, reproducibly). Something about not being able
to locate the root device. Since this is on a S-ATA disk on a
MSI motherboard with nforce3 chipset that I had serious trouble with
in the past (changing the names of its disks from hde5 <-> sda5 and back)
I tried both booting with option root=/dev/sda5 and with root=/dev/hde5
to no avail.
Would it be possible to send a copy of the boot log, without that, it
will be really difficult to debug the problem.
It took me quite a while to figure out what it was that broke
Kernel 2.6.15 failed to boot; in an older kernel 2.6.8 on the
same hardware the system booted fine.
downgrading libc6 from 2.3.6-2 to 2.3.5-13 solved the problem.
Have you regenerated the initrd image after downgrading this package? It
is the only place where libc6 is used _before_ the root filesystem is
Have you made any other changes when downgrading?
I'm really sorry that I can't pinpoint the problem better... good luck!!
PS: I've also installed udev 0.084-5, hal 0.5.6-4 and dbus 0.60.5 in case
that's of any help..
Are you sure udev is not the cause of your problems? Looks more probable.
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