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Bug#622828: linux-image-2.6.32-5-686: kernel panic mentions libata in the stack trace

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 07:17:02PM -0400, Ilguiz Latypov wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-30

The current version in stable is 2.6.32-31.

> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> Both normal and safe boot modes panicked when running the ram disk
> image.  Worse, the upgrade DELETED the earlier kernel image and ram disk
> image.  I managed to boot by editing the safe mode command line and
> adding the option init=/bin/bash.

Even if you set init=/bin/bash, the initramfs is still used.  So it
cannot be true that the system panics while running that.

> When the kernel panicks, it shows a stack trace mentioning libata.

Am I supposed to find the bug from that one word?  Send the stack trace.
A photo is fine, but you may need to use a kernel parameter like 'vga=6'
to ensure it fits on the screen.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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