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Systemd disk errors, booting fails with certain kernels

asked 2016-11-12 21:10:03 -0500

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updated 2016-11-22 13:38:55 -0500


I seem to be having systemd disk errors when booting. I'll add a smartctl report but my laptop's SSD is only a few years old and more importantly this issue only happens with specific kernels so I believe the disk is fine.

I don't know how to retrieve logs for a boot that never completes so I'll attach camera pictures, sorry about that.

My disk is fully encrypted using Luks but these issues happen after my password is accepted.

From what I can see I get a bunch of IO errors and then systemd gets stuck running start jobs on my disks which never complete.

As I said one kernel is fine while my newer kernels have this problem so I don't believe the disk is failing.

4.8.8-300.fc25.x86_64 (doesn't work)

4.8.6-201.fc24.x86_64 (doesn't work)

4.8.4-200.fc24.x86_64 (doesn't work)

4.7.9-200.fc24.x86_64 (works)

I am running Systemd version 229.

Bootup messages:

Smartctl data:


Disk partitions:

Disk UUIDs:


The main errors that I see when the start jobs are running are from journald failing to write entries because the file system is read only.

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I think your picture is missing the start of the problem. Try removing quiet and rhgb from the kernel command line in grub.

You could also try booting one of the live images from which should have a 4.8.x kernel now. That way you would be able to get better log info.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-11-16 13:33:52 -0500 )edit

I actually just ran a Fedora 25 upgrade so I'm running 4.8.8. 4.7.9 is still the only kernel that will boot for me though.

I removed rhgb and quiet and I have some pictures of the error messages before the never finishing start jobs begin.

Here's the album, hopefully it helps:

I'll try a live image and see if it runs differently

Favorablestream gravatar imageFavorablestream ( 2016-11-21 18:37:18 -0500 )edit

Turns out I'm an idiot and forgot to actually generate the new grub.cfg. With rhgb and quiet actually off the text is a little too fast to follow. The point where I get stuck though prints the same text over and over and seems to be about ACPI errors.

I managed to get a picture but the text moves too quickly to read so it's not the clearest:

Favorablestream gravatar imageFavorablestream ( 2016-11-21 20:00:20 -0500 )edit

I would recommend filing a bug report for this. One thing you could try is adding acpi=off to the kernel command line. You don't need to modify the grub config. Just edit the boot entry from the grub menu.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-11-22 02:25:11 -0500 )edit

I'll give that a try and file a bug with Systemd.

Thanks for the help

Favorablestream gravatar imageFavorablestream ( 2016-11-22 13:20:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-09 09:52:27 -0500

I'm having the same problem. The only difference is that only my /home partition is encrypted. Have you already filed a bug @Favorablestream?

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