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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Kernel freeze while booting in VMware Reply with quote

Hi,

trying to make Gentoo running on VMware, but kernel just stops some moments after selected in grub:
http://s28.postimg.org/i0fc8kkql/Untitled.png

lspci -k output:
https://bpaste.net/raw/0137bf7db306

Kernel configuration (I completely disabled USB, no need yet):
https://bpaste.net/raw/508eb2954385

grub.cfg:
https://bpaste.net/raw/a789719dfd50

I'm thankful for any advice!

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pacl
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you may check if someone has posted a valid kernel config / seed for that virtualization software or has an image where you can extract it (is for sure the fastest way)

whats up with that irq sharing disabled stuff?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for reply

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you may check if someone has posted a valid kernel config / seed for that virtualization software or has an image where you can extract it (is for sure the fastest way)

What I did. I've followed this post:
http://techtorials.me/linux/configuring-gentoo-kernel-vmware-player-optimized-manual-configuration/

Maybe I need to generate some knowledge regarding IRQ sharing stuff, I have no idea
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pacl,

The usual problem with VMWare is that most users end up with root on the
Code:
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
   Subsystem: VMware LSI Logic Parallel SCSI Controller
   Kernel driver in use: mptspi
   Kernel modules: mptspi

and miss the kernel driver out as Fusion-MPT is on its own menu in the kernel.
However, you spotted that
Code:
CONFIG_FUSION=y
CONFIG_FUSION_SPI=y


The other HDD controller,
Code:
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
   Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
   Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
   Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic
is configured by default.
Your SCSI stack, ending with
Code:
CONFIG_ATA_PIIX=y
is also correct.

Code:
# CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION is not set
is unusual. The kernel will want to read the MSDOS partition table to find the 'protective' MSDOS partition so it knows you are using GPT. It might work as is ... I've never turned that option off ... well, not deliberately.

Ahhh.
Code:
CONFIG_IDE=y
Must be off. You have two drivers configured for your PIIX4 IDE interface. They will fight over the hardware and neither will work. In menuconfig, its the IDE menu with (Depreciated) an the end of its name.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey hey, thanks for reply

I amended the config, but no change in behaviour.

I decided to generated default config and start again (cause default config kernel without any change made it until kernel panic everyone knows VFS not syncing).
Now kernel works =)

Guys, do you know those 'in a nutshell' videos on youtube?
It would be awsome to have such 'in a nutshell' videos for kernel stuff like IRQ,IOMMU,NUMA,I2C,ACPI,DMA,FUSE,PHY,I/O Scheduler, ohhh there is so much ... could continue until tomorrow

Thank you very much
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