[elrepo] Kernel panic using recent kernels

Alan Bartlett ajb at elrepo.org
Thu Mar 3 20:08:02 EST 2011

On 3 March 2011 22:38, Miguel Alvarez <miguellvrz9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Miguel Alvarez <miguellvrz9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Miguel Alvarez <miguellvrz9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org> wrote:
>>>> On 2 March 2011 21:38, Miguel Alvarez <miguellvrz9 at gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>> Is there an archive of the older kernel-ml RPMs available?

>>>> We don't keep an archive of the previous kernel packages.
>>>> However we do have two kernel-ml series available. The first is the
>>>> 2.6.37-*.el5.elrepo series that users of yum will obtain. (Eventually
>>>> that will be replaced by the 2.6.38-*.el5.elrepo series, once
>>>> linux-2.6.38 has been declared stable.) The other kernel-ml series is
>>>> based on the long-term support linux-2.6.35 tarball.
>>>> Perhaps you would care to try that version?

>>> My thoughts exactly.  I'll give that a go and let you know how it goes!

>> 2.6.35-11 does work.  I'll take its kernel config and try rebuilding
>> 2.6.37 with it and see what happens.

> Just to follow up, this didn't work; same result.  Looks like I'll be
> sticking with 2.6.35 for now. :(
> Thanks again for your help, Alan.

Hi Miguel,

Thank you for your latest report. From where I sit, it is both good
and bad news. Good in respect that you have proved that this problem
is not the result of a "mishap" of my making when transferring the
configuration to the newer tarball / spec file. Bad in respect that we
still do not know why an HP Proliant 380 G6 or G7 cannot use the
latest kernel-ml.

Just a quick query, both for my interest and for other subscribers to
this list who have followed this conversation. Why do you need to run
a kernel newer than that distributed? Is it purely an experiment /
intellectual exercise? Or is it because it is available? ;-)

And finally . . . as we say on the kernel-ml page, those packages are
provided "as is" & are unsupported. I guess that means I have just
been interested in your problem. :-D


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