Upon emerging the latest gaming kernel (2.4.20-gaming-r5, if memory serves),
customizing with genkernel --configure, and booting to it, I get a kernel panic
saying that the magic number on root was bad.
However... when I boot into 2.4.20-gaming-r4, xfs says nothing.
Ideas? This xfs issue also happened with the latest kernel from ck-sources. The
latest ac-sources works fine...
I don't know where to go from this; I suspect perhaps some drastic xfs changes
between these kernel codes?
Steps to Reproduce:
blocker -- serious kernel panic
are the configs for both kernels identical?
I can't promise that :)
on filesystems, I built in support for XFS only, and I am pretty sure this
is what I did on the other kernel. Most of the experimental code was disabled,
iirc. Sorry I can't be of more help ;)
Can you try ck-sources [2.4.20] to see if this is a bug which comes from
the CK sources side of things?
plasmaroo - same results occur on the 2.4.20 ck sources.
I will attach the kernel configuration file I use when I leave the office.
Thanks. This probably is an upstream bug which comes over from the CK sources,
we'll see if we can get this patched somehow... Can you please post a followup
once you've attached your .config due to a bugzilla bug. Thanks.
Created attachment 18863 [details]
Sorry 'bout the delay :) Tell me if I forgot to check anything (wouldn't
Well, as this is a ck-sources bug which we can't really do that much about,
your best bet is to contact the LKML or Con Kolivas. I'm closing this bug
as CANTFIX, can you please reopen this bug if you get any useful feedback?
Plasmaroo: Understood. I have sent a report to LKML and SGI's XFS team. Marking
as VERIFIED for now, and I will post more when I get it.
Thank you all very much for your guidance!
First message sent today. A copy is included for reference:
From: owen AT bardstown DOT com
To: linux-kernel AT vger DOT kernel DOT org
CC: linux-xfs AT oss DOT sgi DOTcom, kernel AT kolivas DOT org
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 18:18:00 GMT
Subject: Kernel Panic on 2.6.0-test5 with XFS filesystem
Upon an upgrade from the 2.4.22-AC4 series kernel to the 2.6.0-test5 kernel,
serious problem was encountered. A kernel panic occured, stating that the
magic number on the root partition was bad. However, 2.4.22-AC4 gave no errors
and loaded fine.
A bug was filed with Gentoo Linux, detailing this issue. The X86-Kernel team
suggested that I follow up with LKML.
<http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30277> is the original bug report.
<http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=18863&action=view> is a copy of
kernel config I used to build these kernels.
<http://oss.sgi.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=282> is a bug report filed against
SGI's XFS team.
This problem was encountered on:
2.4.20 kernels Con Kolivas built
Gentoo's 2.4.20-gaming-r5 kernel
This problem was NOT encountered on:
Any followup would be nice :) I have CC'ed the SGI XFS team and Con Kolivas.
***Please CC me on any followup reports. I am not suscribed.***
My sincerest apologies if this is a duplicate report. I STFW many times,
Systems Administration, BISI
Actually... for you purists, this is technically NOTABUG =-)
Apparently, if I don't compile ext2fs into the kernel, XFS isn't happy. It
has no problems if I do that. Strange.
Thanks for all your help.
Thanks for keeping in touch!