race between geom and root mount

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 21 00:22:24 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 08:11:10AM +0200, John Hay wrote:
+> > Maybe you're a victim of the problem which was just fixed in -CURRENT.
+> > Could you try g_mirror.c rev. 1.27 and g_label.c rev. 1.10?
+> I have built a RELENG_5 kernel with g_mirror.c 1.28 and g_label.c 1.11,
+> but it still does the same. I booted over a serial console and here is
+> the capture of a boot -v. The order of the last few lines is a little
+> different when booting using a serial and vga console, but neither
+> works. :-) With a vga console some of the GEOM messages arrive after
+> the Mounting Root message. On both some of the last messages are pretty
+> garbled.

Not sure how can I help now. This is a new issue, but there is quite simlar
issue already: when one of the mirror's components is down, root file
system also can't be mounted, because gmirror waits some time for all
components to come.

I've a patch which should solve your problem:


but it is not going to be committed, as phk asked me to hold on, he will
provide some more complete solution.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                       http://www.FreeBSD.org
pjd at FreeBSD.org                           http://garage.freebsd.pl
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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