Bug 734794 - RHEL6.1 i386 ami does not have swap partitions
RHEL6.1 i386 ami does not have swap partitions
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 729586
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: releng (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Greguske
wes hayutin
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Blocks: 756082
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Reported: 2011-08-31 09:41 EDT by wes hayutin
Modified: 2011-12-23 12:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-12-13 10:36:50 EST
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Description wes hayutin 2011-08-31 09:41:57 EDT
Description of problem:

[root@ip-10-242-203-226 ~]# wget -q -O -
  "version" : "2010-08-31",
  "kernelId" : "aki-36ed075f",
  "ramdiskId" : null,
  "instanceId" : "i-c833d4a8",
  "instanceType" : "m1.small",
  "architecture" : "i386",
  "billingProducts" : [ "bp-6fa54006" ],
  "availabilityZone" : "us-east-1b",
  "accountId" : "673500695950",
  "pendingTime" : "2011-08-31T12:05:36Z",
  "devpayProductCodes" : null,
  "imageId" : "ami-0cbb4265",
  "privateIp" : "",
  "region" : "us-east-1"
}[root@ip-10-242-203-226 ~]# cat /etc/fstab 
LABEL=_/   /         ext4    defaults        1 1
/dev/xvda2 /mnt      ext3    defaults,context=system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0  0 0
/dev/xvda3 swap      swap    defaults        0 0
none       /proc     proc    defaults        0 0
none       /sys      sysfs   defaults        0 0
none       /dev/pts  devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none       /dev/shm  tmpfs   defaults        0 0
[root@ip-10-242-203-226 ~]# swapon -a
swapon: /dev/xvda3: stat failed: No such file or directory
[root@ip-10-242-203-226 ~]# 

I will try to get info on the other hwp for i386, however I'm assuming small and medium have the same issue
Comment 2 Jay Greguske 2011-08-31 10:14:18 EDT
It'd be helpful to see if this a problem on RHEL 5.

RHEL 6 has a bug where xen devices start from 'e' rather than 'a'.


So /dev/xvda3 is actually being exposed as /dev/xvde3. In my trial if you change that swap fstab entry to match this behavior, swapon -a works.

RHEL 5 doesn't have this bug, so it should just work.
Comment 3 Jay Greguske 2011-08-31 10:15:48 EDT
Additionally when filing an ec2-related bug, please be sure to use the EC2 keyword.
Comment 4 Andrew Jones 2011-10-05 10:49:12 EDT
Why do AMI fstab files use devices instead of labels or uuids? I think a bug to the instance generator should be written to correct that. These types of assumptions about device naming are dangerous and unnecessary.
Comment 5 Paolo Bonzini 2011-10-06 07:20:31 EDT
In addition, /dev/xvda is _not_ being exposed as /dev/xvde, /dev/sda is.

The problem really is that we are using /dev/sda.  Is that mandated by Amazon's infrastructure or can we control this?
Comment 6 Jay Greguske 2011-10-06 09:00:46 EDT
/dev/sda is what Amazon's docs recommend. Other Linux distributions as far as I know use this convention.

Comment 11 Jay Greguske 2011-12-13 10:36:50 EST
Closing as a dupe since this is really a symptom of bug 729586.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 729586 ***

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