Init hangs

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Thu Aug 5 20:33:19 EST 2004

In message <200408051154.54426.Schramel.Linux at> you wrote:
> my kernel hangs by initializing the system. My target is mpc8270-based. I use ELDK 3.0 and mount my root-fs over nfs.
> Denx-kernel 2.4.25.
> It seems like it hangs in "run_init_process("/sbin/init");" or the /sbin/init - file does not work.
> Sometimes the message "INIT: version 2.84 booting" is showed. And after printing this message it hangs, too.
> But the most times it looks like above.
> Any ideas?

Run ethereal and have a look at  the  network  traffic.  Check  which
files get loaded and/or accessed. This might give you an idea.

But first check your memory map. Kernels crashing when entering  user
space   are   often   an  indication  of  illegal  memory  maps.  See

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87  Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88  Email: wd at
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