Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 824700
[iBFT boot] OS cannot automatically mount partition with _netdev option when boot from iSCSI.
Last modified: 2012-06-04 22:38:00 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed RHEL 6.2 to my workstation which is boot from iSCSI (iBFT).
Paritions was created in anaconda during installation.
This is the fstab created by anaconda.
/dev/mapper/vg_grisredhat-rhel6 / ext4 defaults,_rnetdev 1 1
UUID=d8a801f6-adc4-40c4-a96e-5486a8c640a8 /boot ext4 defaults,_netdev 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_grisredhat-lv_bak /media/backup ext4 defaults,_netdev 1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_grisredhat-swap swap swap defaults,_netdev 0 0
After OS reboot, the "/media/backup" is not mounted. besides that, /boot, swap, / are all mounted.
Remove "_netdev" option from "/media/backup" will fix this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OS to a server/workstation which boot from iBFT iSCSI.
2. Create a data partition beside /, swap, boot.
3. Reboot OS
data partition not mounted.
All partition mounted.
Not sure whether this bug should go to iscsi or dracut or anaconda.
As "mount" command belong to util-linux-ng, I open to it initiatlly.
Feel free to change it.
I will also try to install RHEL 6.3 RTT repo.
BTW, is it good idea to use /media for in-fstab defined mountpoints? IMHO is better to use /mnt.
/mnt will be used for beaker test case, and I have been use /media mountpoint for a while.
If their are special rull for /media folder about _netdev, please let me know, I will fight with my habit.
Does running 'mount -a' after booting mount it? /media is unusual, but it shouldn't cause a problem off the top of my head.
Yes. "mount -a" after boot up works well.
I am sure /media mount point is OK as I use it for 5 years on my local SATA disk. (but not boot from iSCSI.)
Sorry for the late response.
Bill, could you use "needinfo" next time if you are checking some info with me?
I have tons of bug CCed (200+ unclosed). I only filter out "needinfo" email.
I have no physical access to my workstation.
Can you check whether the same problem exist in RHEL 6.3?
Just use my workstation (I have remapped it a new LUN).
Are there any error messages during boot from trying to mount it?
Sorry, that system is out of my control now. You might need to wait for a while. That system is busy with testing for Intel FakeRAID for RHEL 6.3 RC.
Please attach the sosreport also if you triggered the issue.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Sorry, that system is out of my control now. You might need to wait for a
> while. That system is busy with testing for Intel FakeRAID for RHEL 6.3 RC.
> Please attach the sosreport also if you triggered the issue.
Will update this bz today.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I have no physical access to my workstation.
> Can you check whether the same problem exist in RHEL 6.3?
> Just use my workstation (I have remapped it a new LUN).
I don't hit this issue in RHEL6.3-20120523.1-Server-x86_64 during more then 10 times OS reboot.
Per comment #9, CLOSE it as current release.