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

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Nov 4 04:19:30 CET 2010

On 11/03/2010 10:03 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:57:35 -0500
> schrieb "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com>:
>> I think that is exactly the understanding I got from Thomas, and it
>> makes an uncanny amount of sense. Though it doesn't have a 100%
>> correlation, it does explain why just about ever-other kernel has
>> exhibited this problem.
>> I'll do a test. Right now I have 2.6.35-7 installed. I have upgraded
>> to 2.6.35-8 (wouldn't boot), downgraded to 2.6.35-7 (worked),
>> upgraded to 2.6.36-3 (wouldn't boot).
>> So if this theory is correct, I should be able to start with 2.6.35-7
>> (working), upgrade to 2.6.35-8 (expect failure), then upgrade
>> directly to 2.6.36-3 and (expect success) -- even though a direct
>> update from 2.6.35-7 to 2.6.36-3 originally resulted in failure.
>> If this works I'll....
> I guess there has been something changed in the kernel26 and
> above which doesn't work with your BIOS or your RAID. Either this is a
> bug in kernel26 and newer or it is not a bug but a new feature
> or a change which doesn't work with your probably outdated BIOS.
> I'd suggest asking kernel upstream by either filing a bug report at
> kernel.org or asking on their mailing list.
> It definitely must have something to do with the kernel. Otherwise it
> wouldn't work again after a kernel downgrade.
> Heiko


	I think you are correct. Because I did the test starting with 2.6.35-7
(working), upgrade to 2.6.35-8 (expect failure -- it did), then upgrade directly
to 2.6.36-3 and (expect success -- it failed too).

	Just to be sure, I re-made the initramfs a couple of times and tried booting
with them - they all failed as well.

	Then downgraded to 2.6.35-7 -> it works like a champ -- no matter what order it
gets installed in. I'll follow up with the kernel folks.

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