Bug 208383

Summary: mkinitrd/iSCSI - only probe for network device if not already specified
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mark McLoughlin <markmc>
Component: mkinitrdAssignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 12CC: atodorov, hdegoede, triage
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mkinitrd-no-lo.patch none

Description Mark McLoughlin 2006-09-28 09:34:57 UTC
At some point we made mkinitrd not probe for the network device with NFS root if
you set NET_LIST in /etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd or pass --netdev.

Looks like iSCSI root needs the same thing.

Use case for me is I'm creating the initrd on the same machine as the
iSCSI target, so the initrd tries to bring up lo.

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2006-09-28 09:34:57 UTC
Created attachment 137295 [details]

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-29 17:41:03 UTC
Looks sane to me

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2007-04-27 07:05:50 UTC
This still applies ...

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 18:21:08 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:53:51 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

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Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2008-05-07 08:07:03 UTC
Still applies

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:22:58 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 8 Hans de Goede 2009-02-03 13:15:13 UTC
Short intro: i've been spending most of my time the last 2 months revamping anaconda (and mkinitrd) iscsi support.

I'm afraid the attached patch is too simple, we can have cases where we have multiple iscsi disks we need to bring up in the initrd, using multiple interfaces (yes really) and in that case this patch will cause us to not configure the network interface for the second disk.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:18:09 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 10 Mark McLoughlin 2009-06-10 07:56:27 UTC
Patch still applies in rawhide

Comment 11 Hans de Goede 2009-06-10 12:26:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> Patch still applies in rawhide  


I've reviewed it, but this won't work if there are multiple iscsi disks, connected
through multiple interfaces, for example one used for / and another used for swap. In this case, with your patch, we will not configure the second interface even though we should.

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 07:52:54 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 13 Hans de Goede 2010-01-12 15:32:15 UTC
This is a mass edit of all mkinitrd bugs.

Thanks for taking the time to file this bug report (and/or commenting on it).

As you may have heard in Fedora 12 mkinitrd has been replaced by dracut. In Fedora 12 the mkinitrd package is still around as some programs depend on
certain libraries it provides, but mkinitrd itself is no longer used.

In Fedora 13 mkinitrd will be removed completely. This means that all work
on initrd has stopped.

Rather then keeping mkinitrd bugs open and giving false hope they might get fixed we are mass closing them, so as to clearly communicate that no more work will be done on mkinitrd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

If you are using Fedora 11 and are experiencing a mkinitrd bug you cannot work around, please upgrade to Fedora 12. If you experience problems with the initrd in Fedora 12, please file a bug against dracut.