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Re: Runaway loop with the current git.

From:  "Kay Sievers" <>
To:  "Evgeniy Polyakov" <>
Subject:  Re: Runaway loop with the current git.
Date:  Sun, 7 Dec 2008 04:56:04 +0100
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  "Alan Cox" <>,
Archive-link:  Article

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 21:26, Evgeniy Polyakov <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 08:32:06PM +0100, Kay Sievers ( wrote:
>> I don't know if it may have any bad side-effects. It moves the tty
>> registration earlier, before we do pci, framebuffer, video, acpi
>> registration.
>> It boots fine here with and without initramfs.
>> Maybe it makes the "dead" /dev/console in your initramfs working, then
>> we at least know the problem.
> I will try this patch this Monday and report back the results.

I was able to reproduce it with the .config you attached, and running it in kvm.

It is caused by:
  "modprobe cryptomgr" called from swapper[1]

This modprobe process does try to log an error, accesses /dev/console,
which is not initialized in the kernel at that time, and the kernel
module loader tries the load a module to support dev_t 5:1, which
again runs modprobe, and ...

Setting CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER=y makes it disapper. The patch I sent
seems to fix it.

The bug is handled here:


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