[arch-general] [signoff] kernel 2.6.36-3

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Wed Nov 3 23:23:59 CET 2010

On 11/01/2010 01:47 PM, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> Hi guys,
> please signoff 2.6.36 series for both arches
> and give feedback if
> real issues arise.
> greetings
> tpowa


	As mentioned, I have the same boot failure with 2.6.36-3 (grub Error 24:)
However, I have received the first bit of feedback from the dm-devel list. Heinz
Mauelshagen had the following suggestions:

Hi David,

because you're able to access your config fine with some arch LTS
kernels, it doesn't make sense to analyze your metadata upfront and the
following reasons may cause the failures:

- initramfs issue not activating ATARAID mappings properly via dmraid

- drivers missing to access the mappings

- host protected area changes going together with the kernel changes
  (eg. the "Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partition");
  try the libata.ignore_hpa kernel paramaters described
  in the kernel source Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
  to test for this one

FYI: in general dmraid doesn't rely on a particular controller, just
metadata signatures it discovers. You could attach the disks to some
other SATA controller and still access your RAID sets.


	I will try the libata.ignore_hpa setting and let you know. If you can think of
anything else, any other diagnostics, on the Arch side to try, please let me
know and I'll be happy to try it. Thanks.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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