Since the 3.3.1 kernel arrived in the F16 repos, my machine has been throwing a kernel panic on boot. It can still boot 3.2.10 happily, but nothing after that.
The exact error message, straight after "Loading initial ramdisk..."
PANIC: early exception 06 rip 10:ffffffff81d369ef error 0 cr2 0
This is a Dell XPS L501X, running a fully updated 64-bit build of F16.
I had thought that I would just cope with booting an older kernel until the arrival of F17, but I've just booted F17 alpha, and I get the same error. I've tried all the kernel parameters I can think of: noapic, disableapic, mce=off, acpi=off.
I've got quite a few machines lying around, and they all work just fine except this one.
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An update: I've discovered that it boots OK if I disable wifi in the BIOS! That is useful as a clue as to where things are going wrong, but not much of a workaround on a laptop...
description: Wireless interface
product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: wlan0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.2.10-3.fc16.x86_64 firmware=188.8.131.52 build 35138 ip=192.168.0.108 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:55 memory:f0500000-f0501fff