[syslinux] Possible regression in 3.83

Andrew Stuart andrew at shopcusa.com
Mon Dec 14 13:57:55 PST 2009

On 12/14/2009 1:42 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.
> 	-hpa

I jumped to -pre6 after reading Shao's message, and just got done 
testing on two of the machines. So far everything is working. I will 
update this thread if I experience any more issues in the next few days, 
otherwise consider this solved.

Thanks Guys!


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