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Re: new F10 kernel borked?

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 04:30:32PM -0500, fred smith wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 01:26:44PM -0800, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:23 PM, fred smith
> > <fredex fcshome stoneham ma us> wrote:
> > > On Fedora 10:
> > > I just got a new kernel, apparently today, and when I rebooted I was greeted
> > > by a bunch of text messages about problems with the LVM, and about bad
> > > mount option "relatime".
> > >
> > > true, I do have relatime set in /etc/fstab because I'm running on a SSD
> > > in an eeepc 901. But it has worked fine up until now.
> > >
> > > So I boot up the rescue disc and remove relatime. reboot. it STILL
> > > complains about relatime being an unknown option, and there's no
> > > relatime (or atime or noatime) to be seen even NEAR /etc/fstab..
> > >
> > > Scratch head. reboot several more times.
> > >
> > > notice two choices in the GRUB menu, when there was only one last I
> > > noticed, decide to boot the other one. Voila, the previous kernel boots,
> > > even with the relatime option re-added.
> > >
> > > new "feature" in the kernel? Or what?
> > 
> > most likely because you had it in fstab, it got added to the initrd
> > for the new kernel too.  Try removing the new kernel, while relatime
> > is not in fstab, and reinstalling the new kernel, and see if that
> > helps.
> Thanks, I'll try that. If that's the case, what would be the proper
> method of enabling relatime (apparently not simply adding it to /etc/fstab).

Well, removing the kernel wasn't as trivial as it might seem, rpm decided
there were a bunch of dependencies and I didn't want to do battle with it.

So, I took relatime back out of /etc/fstab and built a new initrd image
based on the new kernel, and it boots!

So, my question remains: How can I enable relatime on the SSD filesystems
if every time I get a new kernel via yum/packagekit it becomes unbootable
because of the relatime in /etc/fstab? There must be a way, and I'm just
ignorant of it.


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    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
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