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Re: Can't get initial console

To: utz lehmann <xfs@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Can't get initial console
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 12:41:41 -0600
Cc: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@xxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from utz lehmann <xfs@s2y4n2c.de> of "Thu, 18 Jan 2001 19:52:26 +0100." <20010118195226.A28945@s2y4n2c.de>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> hi
> 
> i have the same problem:

OK I am going back to try and reproduce this here, I think I know how
to I was building the kernel when I hit it.

Steve

> 
> Start mounting filesystem: ide0(3,6)
> Ending clean XFS mount for filesystem: ide0(3,6)
> VFS: Mounted root (xfs filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> 
> this happens with console on VT or serial.
> i use ide disks.
> 
> the same kernel boots on a ext2 root partition without problems
> (lilo: root=/dev/hda4). the xfs root fs is mountable und xfs_check 
> reports no errors.
> 
> hope that helps.
> 
> utz lehmann
> 
> 
> 
> Marcelo E. Magallon [marcelo.magallon@xxxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> > 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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