Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76719
RAID-init in rc.sysinit fails if RAID-devices have already been initialized in initrd
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:32:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
When RAID-arrays are started from within an initrd
(using "raidautorun /dev/mdX" in linuxrc"), the boot fails in rc.sysinit. When
trying to initialize the RAID arrays from within the script, it backs out with
the error "raid device has already been started" or something.
I have also been experiencing the "Typo in RAID setup"-bug from #71087.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set your lilo config to use /dev/mdX as root file system, and
modify /etc/fstab to use the same mdX as / filesystem.
2. Run mkinitrd with raidmodule loaded
3. Reboot. Boot raid array will be initialized in initrd, and the RAID
initialization in rc.sysinit will fail.
Hm, we've done root on raid here before, without problems. Can you post the
closed, no followup