Description of problem:
Since upgrading on Aug 4th I am seeing this message on boot, instead of a nice graphical password dialog on my LUKS-encrypted system:
could not read byte from child: Success
and it then proceeds to ask me for the LUKS password for *each* partition.
Last known good: kernel-2.6.32-54.el6, installed July 30th.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa --last | grep -E 'plymouth|dracut|kernel'
kernel-headers-2.6.32-57.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:41:57 BST
kernel-devel-2.6.32-57.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:41:51 BST
plymouth-system-theme-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:41:18 BST
kernel-2.6.32-57.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:41:14 BST
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-57.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:16 BST
plymouth-theme-rings-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:12 BST
plymouth-utils-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:02 BST
plymouth-gdm-hooks-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:02 BST
plymouth-scripts-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:01 BST
plymouth-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:39:01 BST
plymouth-plugin-two-step-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:38:46 BST
plymouth-plugin-label-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:38:45 BST
plymouth-graphics-libs-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:38:40 BST
plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-15.el6 Wed 04 Aug 2010 17:38:37 BST
kernel-2.6.32-54.el6 Fri 30 Jul 2010 11:50:10 BST
dracut-kernel-004-29.el6 Fri 30 Jul 2010 11:47:51 BST
dracut-004-29.el6 Fri 30 Jul 2010 11:47:50 BST
kernel-devel-2.6.32-54.el6 Fri 30 Jul 2010 11:23:32 BST
abrt-addon-kerneloops-1.1.12-2.el6 Fri 30 Jul 2010 11:22:18 BST
kernel-devel-2.6.32-52.el6 Fri 23 Jul 2010 11:03:14 BST
kernel-2.6.32-52.el6 Fri 23 Jul 2010 10:49:22 BST
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Just try to boot.
Error message, text mode instead of graphics mode, password asked for repeatedly instead of just once.
Graphical password dialog requires password just once, graphical login animation, etc.
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **
plymouth-0.8.3-16.el6.x86_64 fixes it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 615912 ***