Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232849
Multipath devices not created in time
Last modified: 2010-01-11 21:28:38 EST
Description of problem:
When booting I get dropped into singe user mode when init reads fstab to mount
directories because the multipath entries in /dev don't exist. Once I enter the
root password I can mount the directories because at that point the devices to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
To work around I added _netdev to the options in fstab
Which multipath entries are you using?
/dev/dm-* names are not guaranteed to be unique across reboots and should never
be used. They are also created by udev and not guaranteed to exist immediately
after device creation.
/dev/mpath/* names are unique, but are also created by udev and not guaranteed
to exist immediately after device creation. They should not be used in things
/dev/mapper/* names are created by device-mapper, and exist immediately after
the device is created.
If you are not using /dev/mapper/* names in /etc/fstab, try switching to them
and let me know if this fixes the problem for you.
I was using /dev/dm-*. I can't reboot this system anytime soon just to test if
the /dev/mapper entries work.
Please let me know if this fixed the problem.
I'm sorry, this system might not be rebooted for months.