|Summary:||No journal in the initramfs|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Harald Hoyer <harald>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||21||CC:||bugzilla, dracut-maint-list, jonathan, samuel-rhbugs, zbyszek|
|Fixed In Version:||dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2015-01-06 06:08:09 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Harald Hoyer 2014-12-16 11:52:48 UTC
dracut has a symlink from /var/log to /run/log in the initramfs Some programs e.g. systemd-journald expect a directory in /var/log as the marker to do some actions. Here journald tries to flush /run/log/journal to /var/log/journal, if the directory is seen.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2014-12-16 12:12:47 UTC
dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21
Comment 2 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-12-17 00:10:19 UTC
*** Bug 1169269 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2014-12-17 00:12:09 UTC
Harald, does /var/log have to exist? IIUC, your patch fixes the problem by delaying the creation of the /var/log link, but it is still a race condition. If systemd-journald was restarted, then it'll see /var/log exists. It would be nicer to get rid of the symlink entirely.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2014-12-17 08:17:30 UTC
(In reply to Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek from comment #3) > Harald, does /var/log have to exist? IIUC, your patch fixes the problem by > delaying the creation of the /var/log link, but it is still a race > condition. If systemd-journald was restarted, then it'll see /var/log > exists. It would be nicer to get rid of the symlink entirely. /var/log does not point to /run/log now. That is the trick. Because /run/log/journal existed, /var/log/journal also existed and thus journald was trying to flush to /var/log/journal. /var/log now points to /run/initramfs/log, which is why it works now.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-12-18 06:09:12 UTC
Package dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21: * should fix your issue, * was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository, * should be available at your local mirror within two days. Update it with: # su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21' as soon as you are able to. Please go to the following url: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2014-17180/dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21 then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-01-06 06:08:09 UTC
dracut-038-32.git20141216.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.