Bug 439710 - must use UUID to specify swap device to resume
Summary: must use UUID to specify swap device to resume
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-03-30 21:29 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2009-05-06 20:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-05 21:52:41 UTC

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Description John Reiser 2008-03-30 21:29:07 UTC
Description of problem: The name of the first swap device at mkinitrd time is
listed in the constructed /init using a lettered spindle partition name, for
example "resume /sys/block/sda//sda5".  However, there is no guarantee that
later the partition name designates the same device at subsequent boots, so the
'resume' command might specify the wrong partition (a different spindle).  For
an example, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439695#c3 where the
partition name changed from sda5 to sdb5 with no changes in hardware, just a
change in {kernel, mkinitrd}.

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

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install new kernel, or run mkinitrd directly
2. inspect initial ram fs using "zcat /boot/initrd-....img | cpio -id" then
"grep resume ./init"
Actual results:
resume /sys/block/sdb//sdb5

Expected results:
resume /sys/block-by-uuid/323775cc-302e-487d-823d-ad874f246696

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-24 02:37:37 UTC
I believe we should be doing the right thing here now, aren't we?

Comment 2 John Reiser 2008-04-24 23:08:18 UTC
No, the Fedora 9 Preview DVD for i386 still uses a spindled drive letter.
$ zcat /boot/initrd-2.6.25-0.234.rc9.git1.fc9.i686.img | cpio -id
$ grep resume ./init
resume /dev/sdc5     ### bad
$ rpm -q kernel mkinitrd

Comment 3 John Reiser 2008-04-25 03:41:26 UTC
I still see the problem in today's rawhide.  After running "yum update kernel
mkinitrd" on the system installed from F9 Preview for i386, 
initrd-2.6.25-1.fc9.i686.img shows "resume /dev/sdd5" instead of
"resume UUID=..." [or something; I don't know what the syntax should be.]


Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:27:11 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-05 21:52:41 UTC
This looks good leading up to Fedora 11 (it's based on what is in /etc/fstab) and I'm pretty sure was good in F10

Comment 6 John Reiser 2009-05-06 20:24:43 UTC
Fedora 10 kernel-PAE- and mkinitrd-6.0.71-4.fc10.i386 use, for instance: 
   resume UUID=8d42befb-a4b8-4393-ac4f-4b2282402b45

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