Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 819234
systemd should not start ipmitool's ipmievd until the OpenIPMI driver has been installed
Last modified: 2013-02-13 20:23:10 EST
Description of problem:
In Fedora 16, the OpenIPMI rpm installs /etc/rc.d/init.d/ipmi to load the driver.
But the ipmitool rpm uses a new systemd ipmievd.service unit that fails to
declare a dependency on this driver. As shipped, systemd is starting ipmievd
before loading the driver, so it fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
chkconfig --add ipmi
systemctl enable ipmievd.service
Steps to Reproduce:
1. chkconfig -add ipmi
2. systemctl enable ipmievd.servide
ipmievd fails to start and gives an error: Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /devipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0: No such file or directory
Should start properly
I don't have IPMI enabled Fedora machine at hand, so I'll do it just blindly. Please create following /etc/systemd/system/ipmievd.service and let me know if it gets better:
I'll update the package when you confirm this workaround helps. Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 586036 [details]
Patch ipmievd.service to start after ipmi.service
The attached patch fixed the problem for me. I hope that provides the
ipmitool-1.8.11-9.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ipmitool-1.8.11-9.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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ipmitool-1.8.11-9.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I just installed the updated package ipmitool-1.8.11-9.fc16, but it
does not work properly. I see that the following patch was applied
to the ipmievd.service file:
--- old/ipmievd.service 2011-12-13 08:04:37.000000000 -0500
+++ new/ipmievd.service 2012-05-22 10:29:25.000000000 -0400
@@ -1,10 +1,13 @@
Why was the Type set to forking, etc.? Only the first change was required.
The service now fails to start intermittently, and a restart fails after
hanging for 90 seconds:
[root@ti18 ~]# systemctl status ipmievd.service
ipmievd.service - Ipmievd Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/ipmievd.service; enabled)
Active: failed since Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:33:06 -0400; 6min ago
Process: 2986 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ipmievd $IPMIEVD_OPTIONS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
[root@ti18 ~]# time systemctl restart ipmievd.service
Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.
Removing those other changes fixes the problem. Can you please revert
that part of the patch?
Created attachment 601974 [details]
Patch ipmievd.service to work properly
This patch removes the "Type=forking" and PIDFile lines that were added to the ipmievd.service file. It works again after removing those lines.
(In reply to comment #6)
> +++ new/ipmievd.service 2012-05-22 10:29:25.000000000 -0400
> @@ -1,10 +1,13 @@
> Description=Ipmievd Daemon
> ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ipmievd $IPMIEVD_OPTIONS
> Why was the Type set to forking, etc.? Only the first change was required.
> The service now fails to start intermittently, and a restart fails after
> hanging for 90 seconds:
The change was fix for bug #807757, with type=simple systemd doesn't report failure when ipmievd is starting on system without /dev/ipmi.
Question is, why it takes so much time on your system. can you please look what takes so long, e.g. using strace -ttt /usr/sbin/ipmievd sel daemon pidfile=/var/run/ipmievd.pid ? I don't have IPMI machine with Fedora with systemd at hand.
I finally found some machine.
Indeed, the type=forking does not work, systemd does not understand the way how ipmievd forks. I am sorry I broke running system.
I implemented Type=notify support to ipmievd, now I am waiting for upstream acceptance at http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.hardware.ipmitool.devel/2079
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