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Re: [dm-devel] dm-linear error: Device lookup failed



Thanks for the reply Heinz,

I have to admit that I am a complete noob when when it comes to
understanding how device-mapper works and the documentation I've read
doesn't shed much light either I'm afraid.

> Mark,
> 
> you're saying, the system is wotking properly, but without the respecive
> mapping tables it's hard to tell if there's a hidden issue.
> 
> The message shows, that device-mapper is unable to discover 2 devices
> while loading (a) mapping table(s).
> 

The machine indeed has 2 IDE disks.  I am wondering how I can prevent
this error message from occuring?  It sounds like something is wrong
even though there doesn't seem to be (but is there really?).

Thanks,
Mark

> On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 08:57:45AM +1000, Mark Huth wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am encountering the following error/message whilst the machine is
> > booting up:
> > 
> > kernel: device-mapper: 4.5.0-ioctl (2005-10-04) initialised: dm-
> > devel redhat com
> > kernel: device-mapper: dm-linear: Device lookup failed
> > kernel: device-mapper: error adding target to table
> > kernel: device-mapper: dm-linear: Device lookup failed
> > kernel: device-mapper: error adding target to table
> > kernel: cdrom: open failed.
> > last message repeated 2 times
> > 
> > I am not using LVM (just a bunch of raid0 partitions) so it seems that
> > this error is more informational rather than a sign of possible
> > problems, and the system seems to otherwise be functioning normally.  So
> > I was wondering if anyone on this list can confirm that it is nothing to
> > worry about and if there a way to make the system happy to prevent this
> > message from showing up.  I am using RHEL4U3 (kernel 2.6.9-34.EL).
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Mark
> > 
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> Regards,
> Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --
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