Bug 77422 - mkinitrd gives syntax error (line 315) when kudzu detects >1 SCSI device
Summary: mkinitrd gives syntax error (line 315) when kudzu detects >1 SCSI device
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-06 20:37 UTC by Paul Clements
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 20:32:16 UTC

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Description Paul Clements 2002-11-06 20:37:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
mkinitrd displays a shell syntax error:

/sbin/mkinitrd: line 315: [: too many arguments

The fix is as follows, I believe:

--- /sbin/mkinitrd.ORIG 2002-11-06 15:30:10.000000000 -0500
+++ /sbin/mkinitrd      2002-11-06 15:30:39.000000000 -0500
@@ -311,7 +311,7 @@
        dev=$(mount | awk "/ on ${esc} / { print \$1 }" | sed 's/[0-9]*$//' |
cut -d/ -f3)
        if [ "$(echo $dev | cut -c1-2)" = sd ]; then
            host=$(kudzu --probe -b scsi |
-             gawk '/^device: '${dev}'/,/^host:/ { if (/^host/) print $2; }') 
+             gawk '/^device: '${dev}'/,/^host:/ { if (/^host/) { print $2;
exit; } }') 
            if [ -d /proc/scsi/usb-storage-${host} ]; then

This way, only the first SCSI device that is detected, and matches, will be checked.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run mkinitrd on a system with more than 1 SCSI device (that kudzu can detect)
and also with root or /boot FS on an sd[a-z] device


Actual Results:  syntax error, as described above

Expected Results:  no syntax error, and correct USB handling (not sure if that's
broken because of this or not, I don't actually have USB)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-06 04:58:27 UTC
thanks for the fix, added to cvs and will be in 3.4.34-1

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 20:32:16 UTC
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