Bug 160706 - /var/lock: mkdir failed
Summary: /var/lock: mkdir failed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2005-06-16 19:46 UTC by Thomas Antony
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-30 12:55:54 UTC
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Description Thomas Antony 2005-06-16 19:46:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
I get following message when i boot FC4:

Setting up Logical Volume Management: /var/lock: mkdir failed
Read only filesystem

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh FC4 installation
2. boot


Additional info:

Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2005-06-16 20:01:47 UTC
Context?  Where exactly in the boot sequence?  What configuration? - Is your
root filesystem on a logical volume or not?

Comment 2 Alasdair Kergon 2005-06-16 20:02:47 UTC
Is /var separate?

Comment 3 Alasdair Kergon 2005-06-16 20:04:39 UTC
And does it boot correctly or not?

Comment 4 Thomas Antony 2005-06-17 08:05:38 UTC
It happens after "Setting Hostname" when the LV's are configured.
Setting up Logical Volume Management: /var/lock: mkdir failed Read only filesystem
FC4 boots without problems.

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type xfs (rw)
/dev/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type xfs (rw)
/dev/shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol06 on /home type xfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol03 on /tmp type xfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol04 on /usr type xfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol05 on /usr/games type xfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01 on /var type xfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol02 on /var/tmp type xfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
automount(pid2392) on /misc type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=2392,minproto=2,maxproto=4)
automount(pid2427) on /net type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=2427,minproto=2,maxproto=4)

Comment 5 Martin A. Boegelund 2005-08-08 11:24:22 UTC
I have experienced the exact same thing on my fresh installation of FC4,
symptoms match descriptions above.
I have /var and / on a separate, logical partitions (on /dev/hda), and FC4 boots
otherwise correctly.

Comment 6 Martin A. Boegelund 2005-08-11 18:50:52 UTC
... mount of / and /var:
/dev/hda14 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda12 on /var type ext3 (rw)

Comment 7 Marcel Nijenhof 2005-08-20 06:59:47 UTC
I have the same problem with /var on lvm.

Comment 8 Alasdair Kergon 2005-08-30 12:55:54 UTC
I believe this is now fixed - please reopen if you find the problem in 2.01.14
or later.

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