On Monday 25 August 2008 14:27:16 Doug Chapman wrote:
Sometime leading up to the F9 kernel my very large ia64 system (64
1TB ram, bunch of PCI busses and I/O) fails to boot. It appears to be
something in how nash/mkinitrd gets information from sysfs. Since this
is an early boot-time issue and nash isn't very easy to debug I am
having trouble getting to the root of the issue (but I am still
I have however found what change triggered this. The default config
file used to have CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED=y set. Upstream kernel commit
d47846c5866b7d98a1173c86a39d810a06647329 renamed this to
CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2. It appears the default is still "y" however
somehow with the transition the Fedora kernel now has this off.
If possible I would like to see this get set to "y" for now. I will
continue to debug this as it certainly _should_ boot just fine without
this set. Even if we just turn it on for ia64 that works for me (but I
imagine some new big x86_64 systems may run into it once they grow this
Just committed the change to flip those on for ia64-only.