[syslinux] Possible regression in 3.83

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Dec 14 13:42:23 PST 2009

On 12/14/2009 11:32 AM, Andrew Stuart wrote:
> Hey all,
> I recently updated to syslinux 3.83, I am getting machines rebooting or 
> locking after loading PC DOS. Most notably with Hitachi's Disk Fitness 
> Test (http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT) Version 4.16.
> At first it was a trickle, and now it seems I am having the issue with 
> more hardware. I downgraded to syslinux 3.81, and everything is happy 
> again.
> The Current hardware that seems to be repeatable across several machines 
> is a Dell Optiplex GX270.
> I unfortunately didn't think to log the different machines that were 
> having these issues. I did not attempt to try raw/int/bigint/etc since I 
> knew this worked before, and I was pretty sure this model worked just fine.
> Using pxelinux.0 / matched memdisk / tftpd-hpa.
> I have access to these dells for a few days/week or so. If all else 
> fails, I can get an ip-kvm hooked up to one of these and give access.
> What information would be useful to help track this down? I am short on 
> time right now, but my next step is to try and move between 3.81->3.83 
> and see if I can figure out what version introduced this failure

Please try 3.84-pre6 and see if it resolves your problem, please.


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