Bug 477556 - initrd stops echoing to serial console at daemonize plymouthd
initrd stops echoing to serial console at daemonize plymouthd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-21 17:44 EST by Kasper Dupont
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:21:54 EST
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Description Kasper Dupont 2008-12-21 17:44:48 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to boot my newly installed Fedora Core 10 system it hangs during the initrd. By putting lots of echo commands in the init script I found that the hang occurs on this line:
daemonize --ignore-missing /bin/plymouthd
The system is a headless system with serial console.

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

How reproducible:
Hangs every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install
2. Boot
Actual results:
System hangs

Expected results:
System boots

Additional info:
The machine consists of this board http://pcengines.ch/alix2c3.htm with a 4GB CF card and 2x1TB USB storage.

Contents of /proc/mdstat (not sure if this is of any importance):
Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] 
md6 : active raid1 sda6[0] sdb6[1]
      2096384 blocks [2/2] [UU]
md1 : active raid1 sdb1[0] sdc1[2] sda1[1]
      3879552 blocks [3/3] [UUU]
md7 : active raid1 sda7[0] sdb7[1]
      970542720 blocks [2/2] [UU]
unused devices: <none>
Comment 1 Kasper Dupont 2008-12-22 06:14:12 EST
(I tried to update this bug earlier, but bugzilla was down.)

Turns out that plymouthd was not responsible for the boot hanging, it just caused messages to get lost. So it hid the real problem and caused itself to look like the culprit. I have filed Bug# 477596 for the real cause of the hang, and updated this bug to have a more accurate title.
Comment 2 Thomas Janssen 2009-05-28 10:16:50 EDT
Reporter found out it's not a plymouth bug. Closed.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 3 Kasper Dupont 2009-05-28 10:51:10 EDT
That is incorrect. All evidence still suggests plymouth was responsible for the missing output to the serial console.
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