[Bug 1521744] Re: Entry in fstab with x-initrd.mount not mounted at boot

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1521744 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 15 19:11:55 UTC 2016

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Entry in fstab with x-initrd.mount not mounted at boot

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Bug description:
  I am running a system with a separate /var partition - this causes
  errors due to various services being started before the /var partition
  is mounted. As an attempt to fix this, I have tried adding the
  x-initrd.mount option to the entry in /etc/fstab for the /var
  partition, according to
  this should add the partition to the sysroot-usr.mount target.

  Example fstab entry

  UUID={*irrelevant to bug report*}  /var            ext4
  defaults,x-initrd.mount        0       2

  What actually happens is that this causes the partition not to be
  mounted at all after boot. Using sudo mount -a does nevertheless
  successfully mount the partition.

  Reproducible: always

  In searching for information about this issue, I came across the
  following in the Red Hat Bugzilla:

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: systemd 225-1ubuntu9
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-18.22-generic 4.2.3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-18-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Tue Dec  1 20:46:20 2015
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-31 (31 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
  MachineType: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. CG8270
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.2.0-18-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=15dd477c-fc5c-42ba-a9b1-54282be263ad ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: systemd
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/29/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 0607
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: CG8270
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0607:bd08/29/2012:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnCG8270:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnCG8270:rvrRevX.0x:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: CG8270
  dmi.product.version: System Version
  dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

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