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DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

 
MarkDrayton
Occasional Visitor

DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

We have a number of DL385 G2s kernel panicing after installing RHEL 5.3. All are on FW 8.50. The initial installation always works and in most cases the first boot is fine (kernel 2.6.18-128.el5). Of the machines I've tried about 75% won't boot when "yum update"d to kernel 2.6.18-128.1.10.el5.

The panic is always at the same point. The last lines logged on the console are:

device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.5-ioctl (2007-12-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2429
usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 4-2:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-2:1.0: 7 ports detected

then a pause, then:

kernel panic - not syncing - attempted to kill init

Beyond this point no kernel will boot and a reinstall is the only option.

So, any ideas? We have DL385 G2s on RHEL 5.2 so something in 5.3 isn't playing well with the same hardware.
4 REPLIES
Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

Hello MarkDrayton,

To shed more light on the issue, it would be a good idea to connect a system to the serial port.

add "console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600", remove "rgbh quiet" at grub.

-Thank You
Bharath
MarkDrayton
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

Hi Bharath

Thanks for your reply. We already have a serial console connected as you suggested and have no "rhgb quiet" append lines. Is there some other option to turn up debugging?

Thanks,

Mark
Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

Hello Mark,


can you post the log?

-Thank You
Bharath
MarkDrayton
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL385 G2 kernel panicing with RHEL 5.3

Hm, it looks like resetting the BIOS to factory defaults fixes the problem. Odd, because we don't change anything from the factory defaults.