Bug#275800: initrd-tools: raidstart fails with devfs=mount
When a kernel is booted with devfs=mount, raidstart fails with "no MD
device file in /dev.".
I have built an initrd with busybox and looked at /dev in the initrd.
Of course the /dev in the initrd has been obscured by devfs. But there
is now the /dev/md directory, just like under /devfs/md. I don't
understand why raidstart can't cope with /dev/md/0.
But I certainly lack understanding of the underlying mechanisms.
BTW, the README.Debian in the devfsd package recommends adding
defvs=mount to lilo.conf. I did so, and this bugreport is the result.
I did not want to file a bug against this because I don't really
understand how this all *should* work together.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-lpc.5.k7
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US
Versions of packages initrd-tools depends on:
ii coreutils [fileutils] 5.2.1-2 The GNU core utilities
ii cpio 2.5-1.1 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii cramfsprogs 1.1-6 Tools for CramFs (Compressed ROM F
ii dash 0.5.1-3 The Debian Almquist Shell
ii fileutils 5.2.1-2 The GNU file management utilities
ii util-linux 2.12-10 Miscellaneous system utilities
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