Bug#614353: multipath-tools-boot: upgrade to squeeze breaks machines with root on iscsi

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Sun Feb 27 06:32:49 UTC 2011

severity 614353 normal

On 02/25/2011 03:26 PM, Hanspeter Kunz wrote:
> I switched to the /dev/mapper devices for booting as you suggested. that
> works.
> interestingly, after the boot has finished, the /dev/disk/by-uuid
> symlinks are created correctly. 
> Therefore, the only problem is that they are not created during boot.
> This is clearly a bug. 
> I do not know if this is multipath-tools' fault. It could as well be a
> bug in udev. So please reassign the bug, if necessary.
> I would be very thankful if we could resolve this issue as quickly as
> possible, as I have many machines booting over iscsi, and I would like
> to migrate them as soon as possible to squeeze (without switching all
> the device paths in the pxe-config and fstab).
> If there is any way in which I can help, please let me know.

I am confused now of your problem. Initially you mentioned that you have
multipath involved in your setup. If so, multipath will always add that
device to its table and not free it, unless you blacklist that
particular device in multipath's configuration.

If your requirement is to boot off of the scsi device itself, either
blacklist the device or purge multipath-tools and rebuild your initrd image.

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
Debian - The Universal Operating System

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