Nvidia Related Kernel Panic On Boot, *unless* The Keyboard Is Tapped

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So here is an odd one

Ever since the upgrade to 7.3, when using the el-repo kmod-nvidia, boot hangs around the ‘mounted /boot’ point. If left it then kernel panics

However at that point, tapping the keyboard gets it going again. As I’m using a wireless keyboard, even the act of switching the keyboard on gets it going again

This doesn’t happen without the kmod, and I’m in the process of capturing the panic to file the bug report with el-repo, but for the sake of conversation has anyone seen anything like this before, or have any idea why that could happen?

cheers

Dunc

2 thoughts on - Nvidia Related Kernel Panic On Boot, *unless* The Keyboard Is Tapped

  • I have not checked to see if elrepo has kicked out all the new drivers to fix it since then, but apparently RH changed some kernel ‘pointers’ in 7.3 which kind of messes up some of the kmods:
    https://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?idq5
    https://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?idq0

    I am betting that you installed the kmod-nvidia before the upgrade to 7.3 and thus did not get the kind of warning that those folks did. Perhaps even related to this issue:
    https://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?idi3

    which kmod-nvidia do you have? At the bottom of 693, pperry indicates: “kmod-nvidia-367.57-2.el7.elrepo.x86_64 is for EL7.3”.

    Even when this disclaimer is not here:
    I am not a contracting officer. I do not have authority to make or modify the terms of any contract.

  • The most recent, I did obviously get the brief error where the CentOS
    kernel release hadn’t quite caught up, but that was a while ago.

    Once booted the driver itself works perfectly, Its just so odd I get the kernel panic unless I tap the keyboard during boot

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