Bug 1301318 - usb-storage.ko isn't included in initramfs, can't save rdsosreport.txt
usb-storage.ko isn't included in initramfs, can't save rdsosreport.txt
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2016-01-23 22:10 EST by Chris Murphy
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:06 EST (History)
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2016-01-23 22:10 EST, Chris Murphy
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Description Chris Murphy 2016-01-23 22:10:35 EST
Created attachment 1117521 [details]
lsmod at dracut prompt

Description of problem:

Boot failure suggests saving /run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt to a USB stick, but this isn't possible because usb-storage.ko isn't included in the initramfs.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Simulate boot failure with rd.break=pre-mount
2. Insert a partitioned/formatted USB stick

Actual results:
Device is recognized by kernel, but no /dev/sdX is instantiated, blkid doesn't see the /dev/ device either, and it can't be mounted.

lsmod doesn't show usb_storage present.

Expected results:

When booted normally, lsmod shows: 
vfat                   20480  1
fat                    65536  1 vfat
uas                    24576  0
usb_storage            65536  2 uas

So at least these need to be included in the initramfs, because all of them are built as modules according to /boot/config*, none are baked into the kernel itself.

Additional info:

The rescue, nohostonly, initramfs includes it:

[chris@f23s boot]$ lsinitrd initramfs-0-rescue-507442eec2af4c03ae5602ccbb5417b3.img | grep -i usb
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        25108 Dec 15 10:43 usr/lib/modules/4.2.8-300.fc23.x86_64/kernel/drivers/usb/storage/usb-storage.ko.xz
Comment 2 Mike McCune 2016-03-28 18:30:10 EDT
This bug was accidentally moved from POST to MODIFIED via an error in automation, please see mmccune@redhat.com with any questions
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