Problems with cryptsetup and udev on feisty

Josef Wolf jw at
Mon Aug 27 19:30:45 UTC 2007

On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 10:24:21PM -0400, Paul S wrote:
> Josef Wolf said the following on 08/26/2007 03:18 PM:
> >  The problem seems to be that some changes were made
> > to avoid race conditions when device-mapper creates a new device and udev
> > needs to notice it (sory, I don't understand the details)
> This is strange, I don't see any changes in the changelogs for 
> cryptsetup, dmsetup, libdevmapper1.02, or udev. What package do you 
> think was changed to break it?

I have no idea, since I don't really understand the details.  Which part
is responsible to actually create the device nodes?  AFAIK, cryptsetup
only triggers the creation via writing to /dev/mapper/control and udev
creates the files.

When I was googling for the error message, I found several discussions
about race conditions with LVM+udev which caused similar symptoms.

I also found some suggestions like:

  sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-generic initramfs-tools


  sudo cp /etc/udev/rules.d/25-dmsetup.rules.pkg-dist /etc/udev/rules.d/25-dmsetup.rules

but they did not help, either :-(

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