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Bug 230060 - When root on LV is defined using LABEL= in /etc/fstab, lvm is not added to initrd
When root on LV is defined using LABEL= in /etc/fstab, lvm is not added to in...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2007-02-26 07:36 EST by Jan Pazdziora
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-04 16:01:43 EDT
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Description Jan Pazdziora 2007-02-26 07:36:22 EST
Description of problem:

When root on LV is defined using LABEL= in /etc/fstab, lvm is not added to
initrd unpon kernel install.

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

mkinitrd- (the latest in webqa's RHEL 5 channel)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have root on LV (let's say /dev/vg0/root)
2. Tune2fs -L it to give it label hostroot.
3. Set / in /etc/fstab to be LABEL=hostroot, instead of /dev/vg0/root.
4. Install kernel (rpm -i kernel-2.6.18-9.el5.i686.rpm)
5. Check the content of the initrd: gunzip -c < /boot/initrd-2.6.18-9.el5.img |
cpio -t
Actual results:

Observe that /etc/lvm/* and /bin/lvm are missing. Upon the reboot, the root fill
not be found.

Expected results:

/etc/lvm/* and /bin/lvm should be present, no error upon the next reboot.

Additional info:

I've seen plenty of reports similar to this problem for FC6, however, none for
RHEL 5. I was surprised that mkinitrd in RHEL 5 Gold has the problem, hence this
bug report.
Comment 1 Jan Pazdziora 2007-03-28 04:43:56 EDT
As the bug is present in RHEL 5 as well, I'm changing the Product to reflect that.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-28 04:45:03 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-06-04 16:01:43 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request. 

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