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

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Thu Nov 4 00:43:42 CET 2010

Thomas Bächler [2010.11.04 0028 +0100]:
> Am 03.11.2010 23:23, schrieb David C. Rankin:
> > 	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.
> You don't seem to understand at all. There is NOTHING the dm-devel guys,
> we, or you for that matter can do about this. There is no problem with
> Linux accessing or activating your dmraid.
> If grub fails to access the partition properly, then your BIOS is
> broken, and you can only fix the problem by fixing your BIOS. If there
> is no update for the BIOS (and/or the dmraid BIOS), then you are simply
> screwed.

I don't know anything about the inner workings of grub, dmraid or the
kernel.  However, what I don't understand about your explanation is
that, according to David, the machine boots just fine under some kernels
and not under others.  So, unless the error is intermittent (which it
doesn't sound like) or there have been changes in how one of
grub/dmraid/kernel interact with the BIOS, shouldn't he be seeing the
same error also with 2.6.35-7?

Just curious.

- Norbert

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