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SubjectRe: kernel 2.4.0 + software RAID causes problems - SOLVED
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Hello Neil,

thank you for your help - devfs=nomount fixed my problem.

with regards,
Oliver

> On Sunday January 7, oliver.kowalke@t-online.de wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > on my machine (x86) I've debian2.2r2 with kernel 2.2.16 + raidtools 0.9
> > running. No problems. Yesterday I installed kern 2.4.0 with the same
> > configuration like 2.2.16. I added following to the boot params:
> >
> > root=/dev/md0 md=0,/dev/hde1,/dev/hdg1
> >
> > If I boot 2.4.0 I can see following:
> >
> > ...
> > <init of raid>
> > raid:0 md-size is 249728 blocks
> > raid0: conf->smallest->size is 249728 blocks
> > raid0: nb_zone is 1
> > raid0: blocking 8 bytes for hash
> > md: updating md0 RAID superblock on device <<<------
> > <...>
> > ... autorun DONE
> > md: loading md0
> > ... md0 already autodetected -use raid=noautodetect
> > <...>
> > Parallelizing fsck version 1.18
> > fsck.ext2: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/md0
(null):
> > The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> > filesystem.
> >
> >
> > The filessystem is clean because I can mount it with kernel 2.2.16
without
> > problems. Maybe kernel 2.4.0 does the wrong in updating the RAIS
superblock
> > on md0.
> > Please help!
> >
>
> My guess - based on incomplete info - is that you have compiled in
> devfs and told it to automount /dev.
> If this could be the case, try booting with the extra option:
>
> devfs=nomount
>
> The problem would be that /etc/fstab expects to find /dev/md0, but
> devfs only provides /dev/md/0 - until devfsd is running, which
> presumbly isn't until after fsck completes.
>
> If that isn't the case I need more detail:
>
> 1/ I assume that your root filesystem is a raid0 array of /dev/hde1
> and /dev/hdg1. Is that correct?
> 2/ What happens when you add the "raid=noautodetect" boot option as
> suggested in the log?
> 3/ What happens if you boot *without* the md=0,.... option?
>
> NeilBrown
>
>
> > with regards,
> > Oliver
> >
> >
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