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From: BRM <bm_witness@×××××.com>
To: Users Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] udev broken...
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 04:07:54
1 So, I have been running my laptop for quite a while with the current software - it's been well over a week since I last synced and installed software - when I upgraded to KDE4; and I do believe I've rebooted several times since.
3 Today, I rebooted back into my old Win2k partition - to do some checking around to clean it up and prep for removal/conversion to a VM image since I've been using gentoo on the laptop for well over a year, and haven't touched the Win2k side for a long time. Having cleaned it up, I rebooted back to gentoo, only to be faced with cascading errors during reboot due to udevd not starting up and mapping the drives, etc.
5 During boot, udevd (version 146, btw) complains about "error getting signalfd". I did some basic hunting and this seems to have been a big problem over the last year. I'm running kernel 2.6.25, built on 9/27, from the gentoo source tree. The system then breaks while trying to do some drive mounts, and I end up in maintenance mode - with read-only partitions.
7 Most seem to have resolved the issue by moving back to udev 141. I noticed that newer kernels are suppose to work with it, starting with the 2.6.25; so I _should_ have been okay. Needless to say, right now I'm stuck writing this e-mail from Win2k.
9 The system seems to have the correct partition mounted for the root partition, but it doesn't report it as /dev/hdaX yet. However, I need access to the other partitions to get to portage. (Due to size of portage, and other complications, I've taken to putting it on another partition and mapping it. Usually this hasn't been a problem.)
11 So I think I have a couple options:
12 1) Figure out how to mount the other partitions, and then revert to an older udev
13 2) Upgrade to a newer kernel - I do have sources for the 2.6.30 kernels.
15 Either way, I need to figure out how to get read-access to the root partition again.
16 Any advice on either of the above (or other options), and more importantly (since any options depend on it) how to get read-write access to the root partition again?
18 TIA,
20 Ben


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] udev broken... Albert Hopkins <marduk@×××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] udev broken... Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] udev broken... David Relson <relson@×××××××××××××.com>