Bug 439371 - findstoragedriverinsys () line 354: "sh: cd: slaves: No such file or directory"
Summary: findstoragedriverinsys () line 354: "sh: cd: slaves: No such file or directory"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 5.2
Hardware: s390x
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Milan Zázrivec
Keywords: Regression, TestBlocker
Depends On:
Blocks: 460823
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-28 11:04 UTC by Milan Zázrivec
Modified: 2008-09-01 15:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-21 15:26:45 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0437 normal SHIPPED_LIVE mkinitrd bug fix and enhancement update 2008-05-20 13:11:44 UTC

Description Milan Zázrivec 2008-03-28 11:04:14 UTC
Description of problem:
New installation of RHEL5.2-Server-20080326.0 on a s390x
When creating initrd for installed kernel, mkinitrd stays
cycling in an infinite loop causing the whole installation
to fail.

The problem is findstoragedriverinsys() routine and this while-loop:

while [ ! -L device ]; do
            if [ -L subsystem ];then
                cd slaves;
                for x in *;do
                    if [ -L $x ]; then
                        cd $x;

This is the layout of /sys/block/dm-0:

The while loop gets to /sys/block/dm-0/slaves/dasda2
and cycles in an infinite loop.

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

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-03-28 12:03:27 UTC
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.

Comment 2 James Laska 2008-03-28 12:03:54 UTC
Looks just like what I'm seeing when testing gfs2 partition installs (bug#438743)?

Comment 6 Peter Jones 2008-03-28 21:37:02 UTC
Fixed in mkinitrd- .

Comment 8 Milan Zázrivec 2008-03-31 07:01:05 UTC
Verified with mkinitrd-

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 15:26:45 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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