#130 Failover hangs if root filesystem module unavailable

Filesystem (49)
John Hughes

Well, duh!

If the root filesystem is compiled as a module, and not loaded on the failover node then failover hangs. Pretty obvious realy.

(cfs_root_failover calls do_kern_mount which calls get_fs_type which is forced to call request_module - result hang).

However there is nothing to force the loading of the root filesystem driver on the failover node.

A simple hack is to add it to the modules loaded by the ramdisk.

A cleaner way would to be to load it in cfs_setroot, or rather in the ssi kernel function called by cfs_setroot.


  • John Hughes

    John Hughes - 2007-02-09

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    Fixed by my mod 1.23 to ci-linux/ci/kernel/cluster/util/nsc_scalls.c of 9feb2007.

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes - 2007-02-09
    • status: open --> closed
  • John Hughes

    John Hughes - 2008-10-21
    • status: closed --> closed-fixed

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