July 5th, 2006


device mapper, kpartx, klibc - more twisty passages

I've got a project that requires using device-mapper for an embedded system in order to access my root filesystem,

Currently my system has no initrd or initramfs, and uses a 5MB glibc which i don't really want to stick onto my initramfs,

I need at least dmsetup and kpartx on the initramfs so I can find the rootfs, I've been playing around with klibc and trying to get device-mapper and multipath-tools to build against it, it isn't much fun, device-mapper seems to require locale stuff (setlocale and nl_langinfo which klibc doesn't do) and mutlipath-tools requires the pthreads to get kpartx to build

I'll revisit it tomorrow I may just end up forking my own version of the code to do just what I want, painful but I do need this yesterday..

davej broke my suspend/resume :-)

I've been happily running Fedora Core 5 2.6.16-1.2133_FC5 kernel for a while now and suspend/resume works on my Dell Inspiron laptop and I've actually gotten used to it working!!

So I did some yum updates and 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 from updates and 2.6.17-1.2145_FC5 from updates testing
both break my resume, I appear to suspend okay but don't make it back.

I'm just bitching here because I'm too lazy to debug this now and I gotta go out :-)