Bug 491729

Summary: Installing Rawhide (clearpart --linux) on top of RAID0 formatted system fails
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: James Laska <jlaska>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Joel Andres Granados <jgranado>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: rawhideCC: bruno, cje, dcantrell, jlaska, jturner, michael.madore, pjones, rmaximo, tcallawa, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: anaconda_trace_hash:42c5e49babe5d154639d16923599f903fdef109f3e6549b3bc221de1d5c76762
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-05-06 17:22:12 EDT Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 472555, 495965    
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Description James Laska 2009-03-23 15:01:18 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 11.5.0.35 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicelibs/mdraid.py", line 131, in mddestroy
    raise MDRaidError("mddestroy failed for %s" % device)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/mdraid.py", line 87, in destroy
    mdraid.mddestroy(self.device)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 326, in execute
    self.origFormat.destroy()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 660, in processActions
    action.execute(intf=self.intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 184, in doIt
    self.devicetree.processActions()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 115, in turnOnFilesystems
    anaconda.id.storage.doIt()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 128, in gotoNext
    self.moveStep()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1317, in nextClicked
    self.anaconda.dispatch.gotoNext()
MDRaidError: mddestroy failed for /dev/vda2
Comment 1 James Laska 2009-03-23 15:01:25 EDT
Created attachment 336356 [details]
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Comment 2 James Laska 2009-03-23 15:05:46 EDT
Created attachment 336358 [details]
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Comment 3 James Laska 2009-03-23 15:07:56 EDT
Consistently hitting this bug while testing that rawhide can install on top of
previous installations.  This test matrix focused on installing distros on top
of raid0 storage, then installing rawhide.

First install raid0 (release noted below), then clearpart rawhide
GUEST   TEST                FROM                TO      RESULT
=================================================================
vguest1 clearpart --linux   RHEL-4-U7           rawhide FAIL (bug#491729)
vguest2 clearpart --linux   RHEL-5-Server-U3    rawhide FAIL (bug#491729)
vguest3 clearpart --linux   F-10-GOLD           rawhide FAIL (bug#491729)
vguest4 clearpart --linux   F-9-GOLD            rawhide FAIL (bug#491729)
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2009-03-27 12:24:23 EDT
Created attachment 337035 [details]
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Comment 5 Michael Madore 2009-04-01 15:16:55 EDT
Created attachment 337625 [details]
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Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2009-04-06 11:14:26 EDT
*** Bug 492855 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 cje 2009-04-14 17:46:15 EDT
Created attachment 339589 [details]
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Comment 8 cje 2009-04-14 23:52:23 EDT
might be stating the obvious but from bug 469466 a workaround is to dd from /dev/zero to initialise the disks.  then reboot.  not pretty - just in case anyone desperately needs to get past this bug before it's fixed.
Comment 9 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-16 06:54:37 EDT
Created attachment 339825 [details]
The patch that solves the issue.

This error is caused from previous mdadm command failures where the activation of the devices did not fully complete.  On my tests, when I included the "--run" argument in the create command, this bug went away.
Comment 10 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-17 07:34:27 EDT
This patch just went in.  It will be present in anaconda version  11.5.0.46.
Comment 11 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-17 09:50:23 EDT
*** Bug 495608 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***