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Bug 234779 - mkinitrd should not try to find "dmsetup table" name in dmraid output
Summary: mkinitrd should not try to find "dmsetup table" name in dmraid output
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-04-01 22:23 UTC by Olivier Kurzweg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-17 18:51:27 UTC

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Description Olivier Kurzweg 2007-04-01 22:23:12 UTC
Description of problem:
From time to time, my sil RAID1 array gets out of sync and I need to rebuild the
array. When this happens, an new name gets generated for it: name sil_xxxxxxxxx
changes to sil_yyyyyyyyyy. Since the init script still has reference to the old
name, block devices get created with the old name at boot time.

'dmsetup table' returns "sil_xxxxxxxxxx". But dmraid returns "sil_yyyyyyyyyyyy".

In that situation, mkinitrd will fail to add the necessary 'dm create' lines in
the init script: it looks up for entries from the "dmestup table" that match
entries from the "dmraid -s" output and finds none.

Workaround: run a 'dmsetup rename sil_xxxxxxxxxx sil_yyyyyyyyyyyy' before
running mkinitrd.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Break and rebuild raid array (new name gets generated)
2. Run mkinitrd
Actual results:
mkinitrd does not "see" the new array and do not add the 'dm create' lines in
the init script  

Expected results:
mkinitrd should not rely on the name returned by dmsetup table, or should not
try to find a match in the output of dmraid -s

Comment 1 Olivier Kurzweg 2007-11-17 18:51:27 UTC
Got fixed somewhen between fc6 and fc8

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