Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189287
Mkinitrd support for dmraid initialization
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:24 EST
Description of problem:
mkinitrd generated images do not support dmraid based software RAID. That
complicates boot-up on dmraid based partitions and requires manula modification
of initrd image. It also complicates auto-mounting of dmraid based partitions.
Here is a patch to mkinitrd that enables dmraid
initialization during init.
I developed it to enable proper initialization of LVM
partitions hosted on dmraid based software RAID.
Modified mkinird allows to optionally turn off
dmraid support in genereated image by passing
--omit-dmraid command line key.
My changes are tested on CentOS 4.1 2.6.9-11.EL
Hopefully this may be useful to people with similar
Is anything else that I could/should do to make this patch helpful to as
many people as possible and ideally make it part of
Red Hat distribution?
Hovhannes Tumanyan, CISSP
Created attachment 127945 [details]
Patch to mkinitrd which enables dmraid support
This feature (though with a different implementation) is included in current
Fedora Core trees, and will be in RHEL 5.