Bug#782865: systemd: ext4 filesystem on lvm on raid causes boot to enter emergency shell

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Jul 26 18:25:15 UTC 2015

On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:43:29 -0700 Rick Thomas <rbthomas at pobox.com> wrote:
> Package: systemd
> Version: 215-16
> Severity: important
> When /etc/fstab has an ext4 filesystem on a logical volume which is itself
> on a software raid, the system times out waiting for (I think!) fsck on that filesystem.
> This causes the boot to drop into the emergency shell.
> If I just type "^D" and allow the boot to continue, the filesystem is mounted but
> never fsck-ed.
> systemd journal of boot is attached.
> /etc/fstab is attached.
> /etc/modules is attached
> /etc/modprobe.d/mdadm.conf is attached
> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf is attached
> The filesystem in question is "/backup" which is on logical-volume "vg1-backup", which is on RAID device "/dev/md127"

Are you using lvmetad?
Please attach your /etc/lvm/lvm.conf

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