On 03/24/11 11:16, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-03-22 at 00:37 -0100, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
>> I haven't seen anyone mention that the
>> latest udev versions react *very* badly to CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2.
>> So be sure to check if you disable that as iirc udev will refuse to
>> create the proper device nodes if that kernel option is active.
> Jorge, thanks VERY MUCH for the heads-up on CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2.
> Making sure that this, and CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED are off in my kernel
> config has at least gotten the system to a terminal prompt - no single
> user mode and no kernel panic. Nvidia support is broken, so no X, but
> that's always a hassle with new kernels and can probably be fixed,
> assuming that support for my ancient Nvidia card is still available in
> the portage tree and compatible with kernel 2.6.36. I've done this many
> times before and I'll deal with it later for this upgrade.
> Device mapper configuration seems to be broken, which is where I'm at
> now. Kernel config settings for RAID autodetect and device mapper
> support are exactly as before, but the RAID subsystem appears to be
> stumbling on a device name conflict, which has prevented the LVM VG from
> being constituted.
> Looking into the kernel log file for the 2.6.36 boot up ...
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.229464] md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.281388] md: Scanned 2 and added 2 devices.
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.281566] md: autorun ...
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.281739] md: considering sdc1 ...
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.281918] md: adding sdc1 ...
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.282096] md: adding sdb1 ...
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.282273] md: created md0
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.282453] md: bind<sdb1>
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.282639] md: bind<sdc1>
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.282826] md: running:<sdc1><sdb1>
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.283219] md: personality for level 1 is not loaded!
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.283401] md: do_md_run() returned -22
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.283581] md: md0 still in use.
> Mar 24 12:18:53 [kernel] [ 1.283756] md: ... autorun DONE.
> This is fubar! There are two RAID arrays which support the missing LVM
> volume group, and they're seriously out of kilter here. The correct
> configuration, booting from my old kernel, is:
> $ cat /proc/mdstat
> Personalities : [raid1]
> md1 : active raid1 sdc1 sdd1
> 36146112 blocks [2/2] [UU]
> md0 : active raid1 sdb1 sda1
> 117218176 blocks [2/2] [UU]
> The Linux RAID subsystem is trying to pair drives drives from two
> different RAID arrays into a single md! I see the possibility for
> serious data corruption here :-( Although it looks as if the RAID
> subsystem may have bailed on the RAID array, sensing that something was
> The root of this problem is that on the old kernel, there are both
> a /dev/hda1 and a /dev/sda1. The former is a partition on an old PATA
> drive, while the latter is a proper component of md0, but when
> everything becomes /dev/sdNx, there's an obvious conflict and the RAID
> subsystem is getting confused and is obviously not seeing it's sda1.
> I suspect that this is why the main VG isn't getting set up. What can
> be done about this?
I think it would be faster with less headaches by reinstalling
Gentoo from the latest stage3 and portage:-)