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authorDave Gilbert <linux@treblig.org>2007-05-09 02:33:24 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-05-09 12:30:48 -0700
commitdd2a345f8f002845636dbf5d2d768bb5cd8a5f59 (patch)
tree9ddbe34d18cf97496f4d3d582ed127fee0d96a01 /init/do_mounts.c
parent0e7d18b57c39bedcbd181e3c06d13572b33e5380 (diff)
downloadlinux-dd2a345f8f002845636dbf5d2d768bb5cd8a5f59.tar.gz
Display all possible partitions when the root filesystem failed to mount
Display all possible partitions when the root filesystem is not mounted. This helps to track spell'o's and missing drivers. Updated to work with newer kernels. Example output: VFS: Cannot open root device "foobar" or unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions: 0800 8388608 sda driver: sd 0801 192748 sda1 0802 8193150 sda2 0810 4194304 sdb driver: sd Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) [akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanups, fix printk warnings] Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de> Cc: Dave Gilbert <linux@treblig.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/do_mounts.c')
-rw-r--r--init/do_mounts.c7
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/init/do_mounts.c b/init/do_mounts.c
index 3f57ed4599d..46fe407fb03 100644
--- a/init/do_mounts.c
+++ b/init/do_mounts.c
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
#include <linux/root_dev.h>
#include <linux/security.h>
#include <linux/delay.h>
+#include <linux/genhd.h>
#include <linux/mount.h>
#include <linux/device.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
@@ -308,17 +309,21 @@ retry:
/*
* Allow the user to distinguish between failed sys_open
* and bad superblock on root device.
+ * and give them a list of the available devices
*/
#ifdef CONFIG_BLOCK
__bdevname(ROOT_DEV, b);
#endif
printk("VFS: Cannot open root device \"%s\" or %s\n",
root_device_name, b);
- printk("Please append a correct \"root=\" boot option\n");
+ printk("Please append a correct \"root=\" boot option; here are the available partitions:\n");
+ printk_all_partitions();
panic("VFS: Unable to mount root fs on %s", b);
}
+ printk("List of all partitions:\n");
+ printk_all_partitions();
printk("No filesystem could mount root, tried: ");
for (p = fs_names; *p; p += strlen(p)+1)
printk(" %s", p);