Bug 193130 - syntax error causes mkinitrd spewage
Summary: syntax error causes mkinitrd spewage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-25 15:25 UTC by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-07-13 15:15:17 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
move dm stuff into its own function (4.69 KB, patch)
2006-05-29 13:24 UTC, Karsten Hopp
no flags Details | Diff

Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-05-25 15:25:14 UTC
Description of problem:
mkinitrd spews when run in the kernel's %post with this error:
/sbin/mkinitrd: line 740: break: only meaningful in a `for', `while', or `until'
Don't know yet if it's still producing a useful initrd.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-2.6.16-1.2215_FC6.img 2.6.16-1.2215_FC6
Actual results:
/sbin/mkinitrd: line 740: break: only meaningful in a `for', `while', or `until'

Expected results:

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-29 13:24:17 UTC
Created attachment 130189 [details]
move dm stuff into its own function

Comment 2 Reuben Farrelly 2006-05-31 08:32:07 UTC
Indeed, seeing that one here to and I get this also in 5.0.41-3:

/sbin/mkinitrd: line 735: break: only meaningful in a `for', `while', or `until'
/sbin/mkinitrd: line 740: break: only meaningful in a `for', `while', or `until'
/proc/misc: No entry for device-mapper found
Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver.
Command failed

This is when building a non Redhat kernel (specifically, an -mm release).

Comment 3 Matthias Saou 2006-06-21 13:15:18 UTC
Here's something similar from today (mkinitrd 5.0.42-1) :

  Updating  : mkinitrd                     ##################### [ 21/139]
  Installing: kernel                       ##################### [ 22/139]
/sbin/mkinitrd: line 840: break: only meaningful in a `for', `while', or `until'
cp: cannot stat `/sbin/iscsistart': No such file or directory

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-06-21 15:36:07 UTC
This was fixed in 5.0.41-4, but the patches weren't committed to the main CVS
repo.  Done now for 5.0.43 and threw the binaries at

Comment 5 Karsten Hopp 2006-06-21 15:59:59 UTC
FYI: The bug isn't fixed in 5.0.43. It still has this code:
if [ -n "$testdm" ]; then
    if [ ! -x /sbin/dmsetup -o ! -e /dev/mapper/control ]; then

Note that there's no loop around this code. break just doesn't work with 'if'

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