Bug 817158 - dracut Host-Only mode does not work on nfsroot systems
dracut Host-Only mode does not work on nfsroot systems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-04-27 17:08 EDT by Rik van Mierlo
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:52 EST (History)
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Description Rik van Mierlo 2012-04-27 17:08:32 EDT
Description of problem:

Using dracut -H on a system where / is an nfs mounted partition stalls dracut with the error "device node has wrong file type".
This is due to the find_root_block_device function called from the module-setup.sh file from kernel-modules.
The find_block_device function checks /proc/self/mountinfo, but the number of fields in this file is different for nfs filesystems, so no value is returned.

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How reproducible:

By running dracut with the -H option.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  dracut -H 
Actual results:

Dracut stall with the output: device node has wrong file type

Expected results:

an initramfs image.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2012-07-03 04:24:26 EDT
Thanks for the report. Is this still an issue with recent updates?

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