fc5 seek errors - nash mount (built-in)
big_spender12 at lycos.com
Wed Mar 29 23:55:10 UTC 2006
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Jones" <pjones at redhat.com>
> To: "ATARAID (eg, Promise Fasttrak, Highpoint 370) related discussions" <ataraid-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: fc5 seek errors - nash mount (built-in)
> Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 15:31:12 -0500
> On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 09:45 -0500, James Olson wrote:
> > # cd /bin
> > # mv mount mount.jim /* rename /bin/mount so nash will have to use it's own */
> FWIW, you an call nash's as "nash-mount" instead of this.
Do I need to have another package installed besides mkinitrd? When I type # nash-mount into a terminal window I get "bash: nash-mount: command not found". If I type # nash - mount I get "unknown argument -mount"
> > # nash
> > (running in test mode).
> > Red Hat nash version 5.0.32 starting
> > mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb3 /mnt/sea23
> > mount -t 'ext3' '/dev/sdb3' '/mnt/sea23' ()
> > This generates a whole bunch of seek errors on my dmraid drive (hde).
> > The internet nash mount function is definately causing the seek errors
> > (even in test mode). If you let it find and use /bin/mount it works
> > fine and mounts with no seek errors on any drives (only with nash
> > --force option, test mode just prints how it parsed the mount command
> > line).
> Yup, that's it. nash's mount tries to populate the whole blkid.tab when
> you tell it to mount something by device name, just like mount(8) does.
> So yeah, that probably needs to be fixed. Longer term (hopefully FC6)
> we want to be only probing disks we expect to use, by first checking the
> hardware unique identifiers, and then only checking other drives as a
> last resort.
> Short term I'm not sure what the best answer is. Arguably, we should be
> assembling all of the dmraids very early on; before we ever look for
> filesystems anywhere at all. But initrd generally tries to only
> touch / , which is contrary to that.
> Lemme think on this for a day or two, and see how far away the uuid
> scanning plan really is.
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