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

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Sun Feb 27 21:37:25 UTC 2011

On 02/27/2011 04:26 PM, Hanspeter Kunz wrote:
> ok, let me restate the issue, it is actually quite simple:
> During boot, after multipath assembled its devices, I see
> the /dev/mapper multipath devices (which is fine) but
> the /dev/disk/by-uuid symlinks point to one of the underlying iscsi
> devices. Therefore, I cannot not boot using root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/...
> because this leads to an error (as the device is already used by
> multipath).
> when I boot the same system using root=/dev/mapper/... it works. 
> after booting, when the system is up, the /dev/disk/by-uuid symlinks
> point to the multipath devices (an not anymore to the iscsi devices
> directly), which is how it should be.
> so the only thing that is missing is that these symlinks are created
> correctly during boot.

Okay!! I'll look into it soon as time permits. In case you get a root
cause, please do share.

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

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