Bug#474217: initramfs-tools: /etc/lvm.conf needed in initrd

Manon Goo manon at manon.de
Fri Apr 4 13:00:20 UTC 2008


--On 4. April 2008 10:50:45 +0200 Bernd Zeimetz <bzed at debian.org> wrote:

> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.85h
> Severity: serious
> X-Debbugs-CC: manon at manon.de
> Hi,
> while creating an initrd the /etc/lvm.conf is not copied into the initrd,
> this can result in a pretty ugly behaviours as the initrd will activate
> all VG/LV it can find. For example if you boot from SAN all LUNs will
> show up in the initrd, including those which may be part of a cluster and
> should not be activated (yet), or those which are supposed to be passed
> into a guest OS of your favourite virtualization solution. The listed
> reasons are just a few why you probably don't want to activate all LVs,
> and why you usually configure lvm in lvm.conf - ignoring this file can
> result in a severe loss of data. Of course, copying the file only makes
> sense if it was modified.
> Best regards,
> Bernd

Manon Goo
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