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Bug#401916: marked as done (initramfs-tools: [powerpc64] i-t tries to mount RAID/LVM stuff before the disk are up -> unbootable)

Your message dated Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:36:40 +0200
with message-id <2010-06-08T11-32-05@devnull.michael-prokop.at>
and subject line Re: Bug#366175: Rootdelay
has caused the Debian Bug report #366175,
regarding initramfs-tools: [powerpc64] i-t tries to mount RAID/LVM stuff before the disk are up -> unbootable
to be marked as done.

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Package: initramfs-tools
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

Sorry maks for this RC bug, but i think the severity is deserved.

Today i went to the datacenter to reboot the xserve G5 i have there, for some
random reason, and what was not my surprise to notice that the box didn't come
up anymore.

After some dmesg examination, i noticed that the sata disks did come up only
after i-t tried to bring up the RAID and LVM stuff, which is really not nice.

on this machine, root is on a LVM, inside a RAID1 on two physical disks.

Furthermore, playing offline without any info with the box, i was not able to
convince i-t to mount the partition and investigate, but well, i guess i would
have been able to do so if i had the code available, or more time to

The box is currently switched off until i can come back with a fix to this
issue (oh, and it refused to eject the CDROM i put in it to try to boot the
debian-installer in resuce mode :).


Sven Luther

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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* Jamie Thompson <bugs.debian@jamie-thompson.co.uk> [Sun May 03, 2009 at 12:57:04PM +0100]:

[vgchange is called before USB devices are available / root delay

> Would it be possible to get a message to appear when the root device isn't
> available suggesting the use of rootdelay as a stopgap until this gets fixed?

Recent initramfs-tools versions provide that.

Nowadays the lvm stuff is located in the lvm2 package which
provides /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/local-top/lvm2 which is
executed after init-premount that runs the udev hooks for populating
the /dev tree. So this bug shouldn't be present with anymore.
If you still encounter any problems please feel free to reopen the
bugreport or just report a new one.

Closing this bugreport.


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