Bug 101443 - lvmcreate_initrd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lvm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Heinz Mauelshagen
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-31 21:54 EDT by Eric Moret
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-07 09:38:52 EDT
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Fix surious kernel dependencies messages (415 bytes, patch)
2003-10-19 08:10 EDT, Francois-Xavier 'FiX' KOWALSKI
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Description Eric Moret 2003-07-31 21:54:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Running stock RH 2.4.20-19.9smp kernel on an smp machine and migrating a root 
partition to lvm.  when running lvmcreate_initrd, I get error no space left on 
device when cpio files from /dev. To fix the issue I had to manually edit 
the /sbin/lvmcreate_initrd script, uncomment line INITRDSIZE= and type 8000. 
Obviously the script does not estimate the size of the ramdisk properly.

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Every time
Comment 1 Stephen Tweedie 2003-08-04 08:16:05 EDT
The Red Hat mkinitrd should deal with LVM properly anyway; does the problem
persist if you use that instead?
Comment 2 Francois-Xavier 'FiX' KOWALSKI 2003-10-19 08:10:41 EDT
Created attachment 95295 [details]
Fix surious kernel dependencies messages

despite its man page, lvmcreate_initrd is unable to regenerate module
dependencies for a non-running kernel.
Comment 3 Francois-Xavier 'FiX' KOWALSKI 2003-10-19 08:11:14 EDT
plain mkinitrd fixes the issue, provided the bug below is also fixed (patch


Also not that lvmcreate_mkinitrd -- appart from its unability to create an
initrd -- also issues a lot of suprious messages.  Patch enclosed in this PR
fixes the spurious messages.

IMO, lvmcreate_initrd should simply no longer be delivered & its man-page should
reference mkinitrd, that does the proper job.
Comment 4 Stephen Tweedie 2004-03-11 05:46:30 EST
Reassigning documentation/packaging suggestion.

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