Bug#876102: udev: boot fails x86 32-bit debian 9 w/ kernel 4.9.50

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Mon Sep 18 20:12:25 BST 2017

Am 18.09.2017 um 15:29 schrieb William Herrin:
> Package: udev
> Version: 232-25+deb9u1
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
>    * What led up to the situation?
> upgrade from debian 8 custom kernel 3.14.79 to debian 9 custom kernel 4.9.50
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> apt-get dist-upgrade. dpkg -i kernel. reboot.
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> boot failed; filesystems other than root not mounted. Drop to emergency shell.
>    * What outcome did you expect instead?
> boot succeeded
> details: udev created the basic hard disk devices (/dev/vd*) but did not
> create the /dev/disk and /dev/block directory trees and did not mount the
> the /home filesystem from /dev/vdc1 or activate the swap from /dev/vdb1 
> even if the /dev/vd device was explicitly referenced in /etc/fstab.
> This only happened on my sole remaining 32 bit VM. I did not experience the
> problem on any of the x86_64 servers I upgraded.
> I did not experience the problem when booting debian 9 under kernel 3.14.79.
> The problem happened with both the x86 and x86_64 compiles of kernel 4.9.50
> when booting the 32-bit linux install. The same kernel 4.9.50 x86_64 image
> booted successfully on other servers running debian 9 x86_64.

Is the problem reproducible with a Debian provided kernel?

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