Bug 112154 - anaconda crashes with "Invalid raidlevel in RaidRequest.getActualSize"
Summary: anaconda crashes with "Invalid raidlevel in RaidRequest.getActualSize"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-15 14:36 UTC by John Borwick
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-12-22 22:08:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Anaconda dump (93.12 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-15 14:37 UTC, John Borwick
no flags Details
anaconda saved syslog (41.21 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-15 14:38 UTC, John Borwick
no flags Details

Description John Borwick 2003-12-15 14:36:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
When performing a PXE network install w/ kickstart file on an IBM
eServer xSeries 345 with dual fiberchannel adapters (QLogic cards,
model QLA2200F), anaconda crashes.  It told me to send the error to
you guys.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put fiberchannel cards in server
[ probably doesn't matter whether it's a PXE or CD-based install ]
[ 2a. configure machine to boot w/ PXE        ]
[ 2b. set up PXE boot server & kickstart file ]
3. turn computer on

Actual Results:  Anaconda emits an error message, which I can choose
to save to disk.  Machine is not installed.

Expected Results:  Anaconda uses kickstart file to install OS on local
drives, installing drivers for (or ignoring) QLogic fiberchannel
adapters.  In an ideal world, /dev/sda would then be the local drive,
and /dev/sd[bc] would be the fiberchannel adapters.

Additional info:

Kickstart file *works* on identical system without QLogic cards.

Comment 1 John Borwick 2003-12-15 14:37:41 UTC
Created attachment 96538 [details]
Anaconda dump

anacdump.txt saved from anaconda crash

Comment 2 John Borwick 2003-12-15 14:38:42 UTC
Created attachment 96539 [details]
anaconda saved syslog

The only other thing on the anaconda crash disk: the syslog

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-12-16 17:54:33 UTC
What sort of RAID do you have on the disks attached to the qlogic card?  

Comment 4 John Borwick 2003-12-16 18:14:22 UTC
There are 9 LUNs on each of two qlogic cards, plus two local drives. 
There is no RAID on the LUNs.

Depending on when the qlogic cards are detected (vs. when the local
drives are detected), after installation the qlogic cards can end up
being sda-sdi, sdj-sdr, and local drives sds, sdt.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-12-16 21:31:01 UTC
Are you sure about that?  It looks to me from the syslog that there's
some leftover RAID4 cruft on the disks...

Comment 6 John Borwick 2003-12-17 14:33:41 UTC
You're right.  I didn't realize that the software RAID would be
activated, but I guess it is because the kickstart file doesn't
explicitly reformat it.  We fixed the problem over here.  Thank you!

Comment 7 Suzanne Hillman 2003-12-22 22:08:07 UTC
Closing as NOTABUG, as per comment #6.

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