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From: Mark <mark@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-admin@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-admin] LVM install fails to boot in 2006.0 with no-nptl/2.4 profile
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 17:30:52
Message-Id: 4468BA29.4020601@voidzero.net
In Reply to: [gentoo-admin] LVM install fails to boot in 2006.0 with no-nptl/2.4 profile by Joe Harvell
Cross posting is not very polite. How should we, on this list, know if
someone has helped you yet?

This is the same as being in a grocery store, when a new counter row is
opened and a big lady bumps everyone aside just to be the first one in
the row. How rude.

Mark

Joe Harvell wrote:
> I am in the process of installing Gentoo on an x86 from the 2006.0 > installer CD using the 2.4 kernel profile. I created an LVM2 volume > group with logical volumes / filesystems for '/', '/usr', '/var', > '/opt', and '/home'. I had no problems mounting those filesystems and > then chrooting into that environment and performing the base install. > I compiled the 2.4.32-r4 kernel from gentoo-sources with no problems, > and created the initial ram disk by hand so that I could bring up the > LVM2 volumes. > > The problem I am having is when I boot into the initrd. I run vgscan > with no apparent problems, and it finds the volume group. When I run > 'vgchange -ay <vgname>, I notice three problems: > > 1. There are entries in /dev/mapper/<vgname>-<lvname>, but no > symlinks in the form /dev/<vgname>/<lvname> --> > /dev/mapper/<vgname>/<lvname>. I run 'lvm vgmknodes' and it remedies > this. > > 2. I see five complaints from 'vgchange -ay <vgname>' (one for each > LV) as follows: > > on stderr: device-mapper: table ioctl failed: Invalid argument > on console (from dm-mod driver): device-mapper: one of name or uuid > must be supplied, cmd (12) > > I ran vgchange under strace and here is the following snippet: > > open("/dev/mapper/control", O_RDWR|O_LARGEFILE) = 9 > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > mlockall(MCL_CURRENT|MCL_FUTURE) = 0 > brk(0x8936000) = 0x8936000 > brk(0x8b1e000) = 0x8b1e000 > getpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0) = 20 > setpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0, -18) = 0 > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 ENXIO (No such device or > address) > stat64("/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part10", > {st_mode=S_IFBLK|0600, st_rdev=makedev(3, 10), ...}) = 0 > stat64("/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part11", > {st_mode=S_IFBLK|0600, st_rdev=makedev(3, 11), ...}) = 0 > stat64("/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part12", > {st_mode=S_IFBLK|0600, st_rdev=makedev(3, 12), ...}) = 0 > ioctl(9, DM_DEV_CREATE, 0x8109958) = 0 > ioctl(9, DM_TABLE_STATUS, 0x8109958) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument) > write(2, " ", 2) = 2 > write(2, "device-mapper: table ioctl faile"..., 51) = 51 > write(2, "\n", 1) = 1 > > 3. When I try to mount the filesystem in that LV, it fails. I tried > with different filesystem types and it's the same result. From within > the 2.4 kernel based initrd, it fails. If I reboot into the 2.6 > kernel based installer environment, no problem. > > This looks like an incompatibility between the lvm2 and/or > device-mapper library code and the kernel device-mapper code. Here > are the versions installed in the new installation and its initrd: > > lvm2-2.02.05 > device-mapper-1.02.03 > gentoo-sources-2.4.32-r4 > > livecd 2.4 # ls -l /etc/make.profile > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 51 May 11 18:09 /etc/make.profile -> > /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/no-nptl/2.4 >
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Re: [gentoo-admin] LVM install fails to boot in 2006.0 with no-nptl/2.4 profile Joe Harvell <jharvell@××××××.net>