Bug#546817: lvm2: /dev/mapper empty

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+debbugs at tikei.de
Tue Sep 15 21:43:52 UTC 2009

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.51-4
Severity: normal

I just rebooted and after this my laptop with LVM2 on dm-crypt didn't boot
anymore, because it did not find the LVs. I found out that /dev/mapper is
empty except for /dev/mapper/control. But according to /proc/partitions, the
dm-crypt and the LVMs are already set up. I created the device nodes by hand
and was able to boot.

The last upgrade was today from lvm2 2.02.44-3 to 2.02.51-4. I read that
this new lvm2 version has udev support. I checked that udev is running, and
I also tried udevadm trigger and restarting udev. But it didn't help.

Any hints how I get a bootable laptop?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-rc5-00034-ga33a052-dirty (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.36-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libc6                        2.9-26      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.36-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libreadline5                 5.2-6       GNU readline and history libraries
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

lvm2 recommends no packages.

lvm2 suggests no packages.

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