[Arm-dev] kernel 4.11.0-22.el7.2.aarch64 does not boot on ThunderX

Jeremiah Rothschild jeremiah at franz.com
Tue Oct 10 17:20:38 UTC 2017

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 05:30:39PM +0900, Itaru Kitayama wrote:
> Hi,
> In our attempt upgrading from 4.5.0-25.el7.aarch64 to the 4.11-based kernel
> we see the latter does not boot on ThunderX.
> Here's the HW details:
> http://b2b.gigabyte.com/ARM-Server/R150-T62-rev-100#support-manual
> The BIOS release is T43. (According Red Hat, they've been testing fine their
> 1 socket GIGABYTE server with their RHEL 7 kernels.)
> I am wondering what ThunderX platform CentOS has been using for testing, and
> the list happens to have the above HW.
> The boot process seems to be stuck as soon as system prints our EFI stub messages.
> No messages from the kernel.

This sounds a lot like what I experienced. Try booting with the added kernel
paramter 'acpi=off'. Maybe that will get you further.

> Is the CentOS Alt architecture group going to release a 4.12 or .13 kernel soon?
> Itaru
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