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[Bug 1588421] Re: linux: 4.6 kernel fails to boot on ppc64el multi-path system
Or maybe not as 4.6 seems to fix that race. Though I found one change in
the ALUA handler post 4.6 which modifies the handling of missing VPD
identification (which leads to the "No device descriptors found"
Author: Hannes Reinecke <hare@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri May 6 10:34:35 2016 +0200
scsi_dh_alua: do not fail for unknown VPD identification
Not every device will return a useable VPD identification, but still
might support ALUA. Rather than disable ALUA support we should be
allowing the device identification to be empty and attach individual
ALUA device handler to each devices.
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linux: 4.6 kernel fails to boot on ppc64el multi-path system
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Provisioned modoc (ppc64el) with stock Xenial, then installed the
above kernel. It eventually times out attempting to mount rootfs and
drops to the busybox prompt.
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