Bug 13063

Summary: Devicemapper fails to load/initialise, root filesystem can not be accessed
Product: IO/Storage Reporter: Heinz Diehl (htd)
Component: Block LayerAssignee: Jens Axboe (axboe)
Status: CLOSED CODE_FIX    
Severity: high CC: lenb, rjw
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: 2.6.30-rc1|-git Tree: Mainline
Regression: Yes
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 13070    
Attachments: Ingo Molnar's reversion
Screencopy

Description Heinz Diehl 2009-04-11 12:35:35 UTC
Created attachment 20936 [details]
Ingo Molnar's reversion

Hi,

I have a machine which has a LUKS/dmcrypt encrypted root fs. Booting a 2.6.30-rc/git kernel (and also 2.6.29-git15), the root fs can not be mounted any longer, and the system boots into /bin/sh. The cause seems to be that the device-mapper can not be initialised before the root fs is going to be mounted at bootup, caused by the async boot process. I don't know...

This happens both on openSuSE and Fedora laptops too, which have an encrypted root fs, my wife has one.

The solution is to revert 
"9710794: async: remove the temporary (2.6.29) "async is off by default"

I've attached the reversion, posted by Ingo Molnar som days ago, which was the fix for a bug which is unrelated to this one, and also a screencopy. Unfortunately, without any root fs available, I can't provide more information.

If 9710794 goes into mainline, it breaks all systems which have encrypted root fs.

Regards, Heinz.
Comment 1 Heinz Diehl 2009-04-11 12:37:36 UTC
Created attachment 20937 [details]
Screencopy
Comment 2 Heinz Diehl 2009-04-11 21:01:50 UTC
*** Bug 13044 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Len Brown 2009-04-14 15:41:30 UTC
commit    d6de2c80e9d758d2e36c21699117db6178c0f517
"async: Fix module loading async-work regression"

is now in Linus' tree (before 2.6.30-rc1-git7) and should fix this.
please re-open if it does not.
Comment 4 Heinz Diehl 2009-04-14 17:26:40 UTC
Yes, that fixed it. Thanks!