Bug 546927

Summary: root on lvm volume not found during boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: bauwens
Component: udevAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 12CC: harald
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard:
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2009-12-25 12:03:54 EST Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:

Description bauwens 2009-12-12 12:49:26 EST
Description of problem:

root partition on lvm volume not found during boot.  Ends with "sleeping forever"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.31.6-166.fc12.x86_64.  Also in 162.  145 worked.

How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. booting

  
Actual results:

Does not complete booting

Expected results:


Additional info:

It appears the issue has to do with logging to /var/log/lvm2.log.  This is the log file named in the lvm.conf that is loaded during boot.  

When trying to run any lvm command after having dropped to a shell, message comes up 

/var/log/lvm2.log: fopen failed: no such file or directory

(same message appears during boot sequence before failing)
  
If dropping to a shell, copying a version of lvm.conf in which the logfile is removed an then doing
lvm vgchange -ay

the lvm volumes then show up.  At that point, mounting the lvm volume as /sysroot works and exiting leads to a successful boot.
Comment 1 bauwens 2009-12-25 12:03:26 EST
This appears to have been fixed in kernel 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64