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Bug 218928 - iscsiadm rejects -M sysdir option passed by mkinitrd
iscsiadm rejects -M sysdir option passed by mkinitrd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-12-08 10:21 EST by Karl Czajkowski
Modified: 2008-05-06 13:08 EDT (History)
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Description Karl Czajkowski 2006-12-08 10:21:36 EST
Description of problem:

With an iscsi root filesystem (manually configured via mke2fs, tar, --bind
mounts, and chroot), mkinitrd fails because it tries to pass a "-M sysdir"
option to iscsiadm that is not accepted.

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

How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a root (/) filesystem mounted from an iscsi device
2. run mkinitrd to generate a new image with iscsi root boot support
Actual results:

% mkinitrd -v initrd-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6iscsi.img 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
setting iscsi parameters
/sbin/iscsiadm: invalid option -- M
iscsiadm: unrecognized character 'M'
Unable to find iscsi record for

Expected results:

A successfully created image. When I manually hacked a copy of mkinitrd
to pass -T <target> -p <portal IP> instead of the "-M $1" arguments
in iscsi_get_rec_val, it seems to generate an initial ramdisk successfully.

Additional info:

I notice that the manpage and brief help for iscsiadm list the -M sysdir
option but it is not included in the detailed explanations later in the
document. Has this option been deprecated or otherwise disabled?

Here is a full output of mkinitrd when it fails:

[root@myhost boot]# mkinitrd -v foo.img 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
Creating initramfs
Looking for deps of module uhci-hcd
Looking for deps of module ohci-hcd
Looking for deps of module ehci-hcd
Looking for deps of module ext3: jbd 
Looking for deps of module jbd
Found root device sdb1 for LABEL=/iscsiroot
Looking for driver for device sdb1
Found iscsi component /sys/devices/platform/host15/session0/target15:0:0/15:0:0:0
Looking for deps of module iscsi_tcp: scsi_mod scsi_transport_iscsi libiscsi 
Looking for deps of module scsi_mod
Looking for deps of module sd_mod: scsi_mod 
Looking for deps of module scsi_transport_iscsi: scsi_mod 
Looking for deps of module libiscsi: scsi_mod scsi_transport_iscsi 
setting iscsi parameters
/sbin/iscsiadm: invalid option -- M
iscsiadm: unrecognized character 'M'
Unable to find iscsi record for
Comment 1 Karl Czajkowski 2006-12-18 01:34:39 EST
I realized that I mixed up my systems and the reported bug is actually observed
on an i686 install and has not been tested on x86_64. However, the nature of the
bug makes me doubt that it is platform-specific.

I tried to change the platform field for the bug, but am not sure I did this
right... I am new to bugzilla.redhat.com
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 01:09:36 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 13:08:36 EDT
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