Bug 130431 - mkinitrd-4.1.1 hangs system
mkinitrd-4.1.1 hangs system
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-08-20 10:59 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 7.65-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-04 20:31:48 EDT
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system log messages (47.88 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-20 11:41 EDT, Sammy
no flags Details
/etc/udev/udev.conf file (2.13 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-20 11:42 EDT, Sammy
no flags Details

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Description Sammy 2004-08-20 10:59:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installing mkinitrd and making a new image I restarted the system,
which resulted in a blank screen:

1. initrd image was twice the size of the original
2. devices like /dev/null (/dev/input/mice etc.) were missing.

It seems to me like we need a /etc/sysconfig/udev file which defines
the stuff for udev usage. If this does not exist (which currently does not)
then udev should not be used.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install mkinitrd-4.1..1
2.rebuild image

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-20 11:12:40 EDT
All of the udev stuff is defined in /etc/udev/udev.conf -- having
duplication of this and /etc/sysconfig/udev was fairly annoying.

What are the contents of your /etc/udev/udev.conf?  Also, if you
remove quiet and/or rhgb from your command line arguments, do you get
a better idea of where it fails?
Comment 2 Sammy 2004-08-20 11:39:02 EDT
Hmmm.... the new initscripts (64-1) looks for /etc/sysconfig/udev for 
checking to start udev! But udev is started without this anyway. 
I have not altered the /etc/udev/udev.conf file.  I am attaching my 
udev.conf file. 
I am also attaching the part of system log file for the failing boot that 
shows bunch of error messages related to udev. 
Comment 3 Sammy 2004-08-20 11:41:34 EDT
Created attachment 102923 [details]
system log messages
Comment 4 Sammy 2004-08-20 11:42:48 EDT
Created attachment 102924 [details]
/etc/udev/udev.conf file
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-20 12:03:21 EDT
initscripts wasn't looking at the right file to know what to do about
udev.  Should be happier with initscripts-7.65-1

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