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Re: alloc magic is broken at... error

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: alloc magic is broken at... error
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:23:58 +0400

В Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:45:23 -0500
SevenBits <address@hidden> пишет:

> Not sure whether to post this in this bug-grub list or here, so feel free to 
> correct me if perhaps this is in the wrong spot. I’m not sure if the issue 
> I’m having is due to a fault in setup or a bug within GRUB.
> I’m the developer of a tool called Mac Linux USB Loader, and some of my users 
> are reporting errors with my compiled copy of GRUB. Specifically, after 
> loading the kernel, GRUB spits out the following error message:
> alloc magic is broken at 0x81493ca0: 207d007d68746170
> Aborted. Press any key to exit.
> The hexadecimal values vary slightly, but generally speaking this is what the 
> error looks like. The kernel loading operation with GRUB’s linux command is 
> followed by the initrd command to load the RAM disc, and that operation never 
> occurs, so I know that the operation never completes.
> This error never seems to occur with Ubuntu-based distributions. It also 
> seems to occur if the kernel can’t be found - but in that case, shouldn’t the 
> linux command fail with an error instead of something like this?
> I can’t post my GRUB config at the moment, as I’m not on the machine where it 
> is stored, but any advice that you can give me without it would be 
> appreciated, such as under what conditions this error occurs.
> Thanks,
> — SevenBits

Well, the first thing to try would be upstream HEAD to verify whether
problem is still present there.

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