Bug 478355 - mkinitrd doesn't load md (software raid) modules when devices use uuid in fstab
Summary: mkinitrd doesn't load md (software raid) modules when devices use uuid in fstab
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-28 19:28 UTC by Greg Martyn
Modified: 2009-05-06 16:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-06 16:42:12 UTC
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Description Greg Martyn 2008-12-28 19:28:36 UTC
Description of problem:
mkinitrd fails to load the needed software raid modules when my fstab contains:
UUID="48590061-6a57-470d-a90b-d25bb6e5786a"  /  ext4  defaults  1 1

..resulting in an unbootable system.

When I replace that line with this:
/dev/md1  /  ext4  defaults  1 1

..the modules get loaded and everything works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd.x86_64   6.0.71-3.fc10

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Describe devices in /etc/fstab by uuid
2. run mkinitrd
Actual results:
resulting image doesn't try to load software raid modules

Expected results:
mkinitrd could use /etc/mtab to determine whether to load software raid modules. In mtab, devices that are described in /etc/fstab by uuid are listed instead as /dev/mdX

or, just load the softraid modules if they appear in lsmod.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2009-02-12 18:17:07 UTC
Can you please retry this with the latest mkinitrd I believe I've fixed this with some recent cleanups I've done. Make sure you've got mkinitrd-6.0.76-1.fc11 or newer.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-06 16:42:12 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you still see this problem and/or have further information to add to this report

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