Bug 62414 - mount fails on boot when filesystem has label
Summary: mount fails on boot when filesystem has label
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-03-31 13:39 UTC by Ron Yorston
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-02 23:07:41 UTC
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Description Ron Yorston 2002-03-31 13:39:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm seeing an intermittent failure to mount filesystems with labels.  The error
message is:

   mount: special device LABEL=/usr does not exist

Five boots out of ten have this problem.  alane@geeksrus.net has already pointed
out in bug 35980 that mount suffers from the same problem in reading
/proc/partitions that was causing strange behaviour in fsck.  If I apply
essentially the same fix to mount that alane supplies (in attachment 15406 [details]) for
fsck mount works properly in ten boots out of ten.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Use labelled filesystems in /etc/fstab.
2.  Have sufficient filesystems that /proc/partitions is > 1024 bytes.
3.  Boot the system.

Actual Results:  Five times out of ten mounting of labelled filesystems failed
at the 'Mounting local filesystems' phase.  The filesystems are mounted at a
later phase, but not before various other things have gone wrong.  e.g.
/usr/sbin/kudzu couldn't be run because /usr wasn't mounted.

Expected Results:  All filesystems should have been mounted without complaint.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-04-15 16:04:33 UTC
mount_by_label.c in rawhide now uses a 16k buffer, which should aleviate a
significant number of these problems.

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