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Re: Can't get initial console

To: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Can't get initial console
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:18:11 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@bigfoot.com> of "Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:39:32 +0100." <20010118143932.A1292@barock.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx

Are you using devfs? I have seen problems with console access related to
devfs - although in my case the failed to get initial console happened
when I did not configure devfs. Also, where are the athlon patches coming
from - they are nothing we distribute. If you can I would take the latest
cvs tree as your starting point, and check the config options carefully.
An alternate starting point would be the latest kernel source RPM


although this would entail more work getting all the code into a single tree.


> Hi,
>     I'm having a problem as of late with our XFS test box (and I haven't
>  had the time to take a look at it until today).  The kernel boots,
>  mounts the root partition (XFS) and tries to open the initial console
>  and fails.  If I pass the rw parameter to the kernel, it's able to get
>  an initial console, eventually the root filesystem gets remounted ro
>  and the boot fails (this is probably a problem in the SuSE boot
>  scripts).  This started happening arround the time 2.4.0 was checked
>  in.  At the moment I'm working my way thru this:
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001228.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001229.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001230.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001231.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20010101.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20010102.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-prerelease+athlon.20010103.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-prerelease+athlon.20010104.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010106.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010107.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010108.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010109.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010110.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010111.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010112.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010113.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010114.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010115.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010116.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010118.tar.gz
>  (the missing builds are due to problems in the box that actually builds
>  the kernels) 
>  Has anyone else seen this?
>  TIA,
> --
> Marcelo

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