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

Hanspeter Kunz hkunz at ifi.uzh.ch
Mon Feb 28 15:17:33 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 20:23 +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> 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?

yes it is.

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

Ha! I upgraded to dmsetup from sid. Now it works :)


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