Bug 2604 - Obsolete /sbin/raidadd command referenced in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
Summary: Obsolete /sbin/raidadd command referenced in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2328
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 2634 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-06 17:51 UTC by Paul Iadonisi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-10 16:28:53 UTC

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Description Paul Iadonisi 1999-05-06 17:51:29 UTC
Looking at the man page for raidadd (from raidtools-0.90-3)
it is apparent that the /sbin/raidadd and /sbin/raidrun
commands are now obsolete.  The /sbin/raidstart command now
takes care of both functions.  In the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
startup script, these two obsolete commands are referenced,
instead of /sbin/raidstart.  The script in it's current form
will not start raid devices on boot as it is intended.
Below is a (untested -- I haven't rebooted yet) patch
against rc.sysinit that should fix the problem.

---------- cut here --------
--- rc.sysinit.orig	Tue Apr 13 20:05:12 1999
+++ rc.sysinit	Thu May  6 00:47:42 1999
@@ -206,15 +206,10 @@

 # Add raid devices
-if [ -f /proc/mdstat -a -f /etc/raidtab -a -x /sbin/raidadd
]; then
-	action "Starting up RAID devices" raidadd -a
+if [ -f /proc/mdstat -a -f /etc/raidtab -a -x
/sbin/raidstart ]; then
+	action "Starting up RAID devices" raidstart -a


-	if [ $rc = 0 ]; then
-		raidrun -a
-		rc=$?
-	fi

 	# A non-zero return means there were problems.
 	if [ $rc -gt 0 ]; then

Comment 1 Paul Iadonisi 1999-05-06 17:54:59 UTC
Oops.  Lines 7/8 and lines 10/11 got wrapped.  Paste them together and
the patch should apply.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-07 19:01:59 UTC
*** Bug 2634 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The new raidtools (0.90) used in RH 6.0 do not contain
raidadd and raidrun any longer. However, there are still
calls to these programs in rc.sysinit:

if [ -f /proc/mdstat -a -f /etc/raidtab -a -x /sbin/raidadd
]; then
	action "Starting up RAID devices" raidadd -a

	if [ $rc = 0 ]; then
		raidrun -a

In order to make the script work this should be changed to
the following:

if [ -f /proc/mdstat -a -f /etc/raidtab -a -x
/sbin/raidstart ]; then
	action "Starting up RAID devices" raidstart --all

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 16:28:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2328 ***

Comment 4 marcm 1999-05-24 02:43:59 UTC
Isn't this functonality what raid's auto detect features are for?  All
the raid code in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit should be commented out (or

By "updating" /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit as above you will probably cause
conflicts with existing autodetected raid systems (like mine).

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