Bug 487163 - mkinitrd fails to load required disk controller modules before looking for software raids
mkinitrd fails to load required disk controller modules before looking for so...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-24 11:35 EST by Jarod Wilson
Modified: 2009-03-17 10:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-17 10:02:27 EDT
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mkinitrd -v w/o any preload added (from ppc64 box that needs ipr) (9.31 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-26 10:53 EST, Jarod Wilson
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mkinitrd -v w/preload ipr added (9.31 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-26 10:54 EST, Jarod Wilson
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Description Jarod Wilson 2009-02-24 11:35:53 EST
Description of problem:
mkinitrd fails to include required disk controller modules lately. Two boxes of mine that work just fine with F10 fail to boot w/rawhide. One is an x86_64 machine w/its root volume on a sata_svw-driven controller, one is a ppc64 machine w/its root volume on an ipr-driven controller. If I manually run mkinitrd w/--preload={sata_svw,ipr}, then the machines can boot again.

Possibly of relevance, both have their root volumes on software RAID arrays.

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How reproducible:
Install rawhide mkinitrd and kernel on a box that doesn't have its root volume on a disk attached to a controller which has its module built into the kernel now.
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2009-02-24 14:13:21 EST

Can you please run mkinitrd -v .... &> log on this boxes and attach the resulting log files?

Comment 2 Jarod Wilson 2009-02-26 10:53:39 EST
Created attachment 333341 [details]
mkinitrd -v w/o any preload added (from ppc64 box that needs ipr)
Comment 3 Jarod Wilson 2009-02-26 10:54:38 EST
Created attachment 333342 [details]
mkinitrd -v w/preload ipr added

Here ya go. Can also provide remote access to the box, if so desired.
Comment 4 Jarod Wilson 2009-02-26 10:57:30 EST
Hadn't actually looked at those closely 'til now. Both include the ipr module, but w/o the preload, the software raid module gets loaded first, and the arrays aren't found because the disks aren't accessible yet. I never see any evidence of the disk controller module actually loading though, even after the raid module has already loaded.
Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2009-02-26 14:05:29 EST
I don't think the order of loading the modules is the issue. Access to a box with this problem would be great, can you contact me on irc about this? I'm hansg both on internal irc as on freenode.
Comment 6 Jarod Wilson 2009-03-17 10:02:27 EDT
Okay, so this seems to have been a transient rawhide failure, probably kernel-side, which is now resolved on both my ipr and sata_svw boxes w/2.6.29-rc8 and later, no work-arounds required at all to get them booting properly.

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