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

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Mon Feb 28 14:53:34 UTC 2011

On 02/28/2011 08:05 PM, Hanspeter Kunz wrote:
> If I do the above steps on a lenny system (with otherwise identical
> configuration) I get the same results except that after step 4
> the /dev/disk/by/uuid symlinks point to the /dev/dm-x devices (as it
> should be).
> If I boot the squeeze system (by using the root=/dev/mapper/... instead
> of root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/...) I see that also after booting
> the /dev/disk/by-uuid symlinks point to the /dev/sdbx devices (in
> contrast to what I said in my previous email). So at least the behavior
> during boot and after it is consistent :)
> Thus, my guess is, that it is the udev rules (dm, persistent-storage-dm)
> which then actually would be a bug in dmsetup.
> But unfortunately I do not understand much about udev rules. If you
> would like me to test anything, let me know.

Thank you for the additional information.
I haven't looked much into it but can you verify if /sbin/blkid is
available in initrd image?

You can also assign it to dmsetup to see what the maintainer has to say.

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

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