Bug#568838: Init script finishes before /dev entries created causing boot to fail

Anthony DeRobertis anthony at derobert.net
Mon Feb 8 05:01:03 UTC 2010

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.54-1
Severity: important
File: /etc/init.d/lvm2

Sometimes when I boot my laptop, cryptsetup fails & then the machine
fails to boot. Config is:

lvm on bare disk
	crypto on lv
		ext4 on crypto

It appears this is a race condition between udev creating the devices
(after the lvm2 init script starts lvm) and cryptsetup looking for them.

I tried a few boots after adding a udevadm settle in the start action,
and that appears to fix it. But its a race condition, so its hard to

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
   APT prefers testing
   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.39-1 The Linux Kernel Device 
Mapper use
ii  libc6                        2.10.2-2    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.39-1 The Linux Kernel Device 
Mapper use
ii  libreadline5                 5.2-7       GNU readline and history 
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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