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If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1673350 Title: dm-queue-length module is not included in installer/initramfs Status in hw-detect package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu: Invalid Status in linux package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in multipath-tools package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in hw-detect source package in Xenial: In Progress Status in initramfs-tools source package in Xenial: Invalid Status in linux source package in Xenial: Fix Committed Status in multipath-tools source package in Xenial: Fix Committed Status in hw-detect source package in Yakkety: In Progress Status in initramfs-tools source package in Yakkety: Invalid Status in linux source package in Yakkety: Fix Committed Status in multipath-tools source package in Yakkety: Fix Committed Bug description: [Impact] Multipath users using EMC XtremIO storage as boot device or at install time may run into this issue. With the module unavailable the device is more often than not unavailable. Any users changing path selector to 'queue-length' with other storage devices may also be affected. [Test case] 1) Install on multipath system using EMC XtremIO storage / OR: a) Start d-i install on qemu with multipath enabled b) exit to d-i menu c) modify /etc/multipath.conf to define path selector as 'queue-length' for the local qemu device. d) restart multipathd if necessary. 2) Try to complete the install, setting up storage as multipath and using the multipath device as boot disk. 3) Reboot to disk. In a success case, the install should complete successfully without requiring manual configuration from the user to support the multipath storage past the normal detection of multipath and partitioning. In a failure case, the install may not complete, or rebooting may fail or lead to a system booted on a single path of the multipath device (ie. / on /dev/sda2 rather than /dev/mpatha2). [Regression Potential] The inclusion of a new multipath path selector driver should not cause any regressions, but any failure to detect, configure or boot on multipath devices following this change on XtremIO hardware or otherwise would constitute a regression potentially caused by this change. --- ---Problem Description--- dm-queue-length module is not included in installer/initramfs On Ubuntu, multipath devices using the 'queue-length' path selector are non-functional on both the installer and initramfs environments; because the 'dm-queue-length' kernel module is not included in them. The multipath-modules.udeb (src:linux) does not include it in the installer, nor multipath-tools-boot (src:multipath-tools) installs it in the initramfs. One example is the EMC XtremIO storage, which has 'queue-length' defined as its path selector in the default multipath configuration, at least on 16.04. Other products may be affected if they are manually configured to use that path selector (e.g., via /etc/multipath.conf), and the mere switch of that might render the system _unbootable_ if booting from multipath, since the initramfs is affected. More recently this and another storage changed default path selectors out of 'queue-length', however, it's virtually possible for any storage system to be affected, with the described manual configuration change. So, this change is also desired on for the next stable release, 17.04, and later. Patches are provided for 16.04 and 17.04. Error logs in LP comment #6. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hw-detect/+bug/1673350/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp