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From: Edward Martinez <edwardlotus@...>
Subject: Re: System problems - some progress
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:15:34 -0700
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[0] sdd1[1]
>        36146112 blocks [2/2] [UU]
>
> md0 : active raid1 sdb1[1] sda1[0]
>        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
> awry.
>
> 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?
>
    Hi,

     I think it would be faster with less headaches  by reinstalling 
Gentoo from the latest  stage3 and portage:-)


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