System unable to finish loading with the current HEAD
Im unable to boot my workstation with the current HEAD kernel. The boot
seems to go ok up untill
uhub2: port error, restarting port 1
uhub2: port error, giving up port 1
And then it just restarts without any panic. Any advise on how to debug it?
#1 Updated by dillon about 10 years ago
:Im unable to boot my workstation with the current HEAD kernel. The boot
:seems to go ok up untill
:uhub2: port error, restarting port 1
:uhub2: port error, giving up port 1
:And then it just restarts without any panic. Any advise on how to debug it?
This could be a tough one. Does it boot on an older ISO?
Sometimes having it boot with the console on the serial port yields
more information. boot -v might help in addition to that. If we can't
get any clues from that you could try compiling up a kernel with as
many drivers as possible removed (leaving just the console/video/disk
driver). If it is a SMP box you could try booting with a UP kernel.
#3 Updated by dillon about 10 years ago
:I reverted back to kernel compiled on 1st of October and it works again,
:so the problem came to be between yesterday and 1st of October. I'll
:give boot -v and compiling the least amount of drivers a shot.
I couldn't find a smoking gun in the commit history. If possible
could you try burning and booting snapshot CDs to narrow down the
date range where the problem first began?
#7 Updated by dillon about 10 years ago
:The problem has disappeared after refetching the kernel source and make
:buildworld, installworld and buildkernel,installkernel. Weird, weird...
Hmm. We're you playing around with any special options or did you
tell the system to use a different default compiler or something like
#8 Updated by elekktretterr about 10 years ago
The problem is, I did neither. I wasnt doing anything special except
trying Simon's sound patch on the latest HEAD kernel, so I restarted
with the new kernel and started having those weird reboots, then I
deleted sys, and tried without Simon's patch, had same problem. then i
tried precompiled GENERIC kernels from 10th and 20th of October and they
worked, so I deleted sys again, ran cvs up and did make and here it works.
Keep posting to a wrong mailing list this week all the time....