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Re: lenny regression initrd/lvm/ rootfs detection timeout

On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 02:20:13PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> Hi,
> after upgrading an FSI RX/300 from etch to lenny the machine would not
> boot anymore. It got stuck in the initrd not beeing able to find the
> root filesystem. The cause was that the aacraid took too long to make
> the root filesystem available. Thus the boot timed out and the initrd
> waited for the root filesystem to get available. After some seconds >45
> the root disks (sda on an aacraid) got available but the boot failed
> anyway dropping into the initrd. The cause was that the root is an lvm
> which is on that disk and the lvm does not get retried after more disks
> get available.
> I got the machine to boot by running /scripts/top-local/lvm2 which made
> the root filesystem in the lvm available and ctrl-d to continue booting.
> I think after more disks get available the initrd should retry running
> the lvm detection otherwise a lot of lvm based systems might die/get
> stuck on upgrade.
> I'd consider this a RC bug - no clue whose fault this is though ...

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