Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 874553
rd.debug boot option doesn't log to /run/initramfs/init.log
Last modified: 2013-05-29 09:45:51 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting with rd.debug boot option, dracut should log to /run/initramfs/init.log.
man dracut.cmdline says:
set -x for the dracut shell and logs to dmesg, console and /run/initramfs/init.log
With dracut-024-5.git20121019.fc18, this logging file doesn't exist at all:
switch_root:/# ls /run/initramfs/
switch_root:/# cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.6.6-3.fc18.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/fedora-root ro rd.lvm.lv=fedora/swap rd.md=0 rd.dm=0 rd.luks=0 rd.lvm.lv=fedora/root rd.debug rd.break
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. append "rd.debug rd.break" to the kernel command line and boot
2. wait for dracut rescue shell
3. look for /run/initramfs/init.log
/run/initramfs/init.log is missing
/run/initramfs/init.log is present and contains debug messages
I have a patch for /run/initramfs/sosreport.txt with extended information to attach to a bug report.
Discussed at 2012-12-03 blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-qa/2012-12-03/f18final-blocker-review-1.2.2012-12-03-17.25.log.txt . Rejected as a blocker: this doesn't obviously hit any of the release criteria, and no particular justification was provided here or in the meeting beyond 'it makes debugging dracut a pain' - which is a shame, but doesn't obviously seem to be a release blocking issue.
fixed with F19