Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 816543
SELinux update prevents system with ZFS root from booting
Last modified: 2012-06-22 09:25:26 EDT
Description of problem: System hangs during boot. Very little relevant debug information is available. After a few minutes, messages like this appear:
udevd[nnnn]: timeout: killing 'xxxx'
There are many commands for 'xxxx', including 'udisks-part-id', 'alsactl' and more.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ZFS on Linux 0.6.0-rc8.
I'll consider it OK to post a bug about ZFS, because the update text specifically mentions ZFS.
How reproducible: Always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Encountered problem in normal update.
2. Rolled back system partition (after a day of troubleshooting), applied all updates but the selinux ones, and everyting OK.
3. Re-applied SElinux updates, and it failed again.
[ Update URL:
Actual results: Failure to boot. Can access complete system in Dracut shell if specifying wrong root device. No emergency shell in normal boot, system hangs.
Try to boot with
as kernel parameter.
This indeed removed the problem. It's a good solution for me, because I'm not using enforing mode anyway.
We just added support for zfs to support XAttrs in F17. Not sure if this is in F16.
Sorry, I got confused about whether I had applied the update. The enforce=0 parameter didn't actually fix the problem, but it's OK to wait for F17 before I apply the update.