initramfs-tools, Xenial is missing NVME kernel driver

Bug #1524879 reported by Colin Ian King on 2015-12-10
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Debian)
Fix Released
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Andy Whitcroft
Andy Whitcroft

Bug Description

I can't boot from a PCIe NVME device on Xenial because the nvme.ko is missing from the initramfs. Can this please be added.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in initramfs-tools (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2016-01-13
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in initramfs-tools (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package initramfs-tools - 0.120ubuntu7

initramfs-tools (0.120ubuntu7) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ Ben Hutchings ]
  * hook-functions: Include drivers/nvme in block driver modules (Closes:
    #807000) (LP: #1524879)

  [ Louis Bouchard ]
  * Add support for NVME devices when MODULES=dep is used (LP: #1532146)

 -- Andy Whitcroft <email address hidden> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:10:15 +0000

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Russ Dill (russ-dill) wrote :

NAK. The patch is buggy and breaks initramfs generation for everything but nvme. It references the variable $root which does not exist, instead of $dev_node.

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

The $root issue was resolved subsequently in another upload.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
milestone: none → trusty-updates
milestone: trusty-updates → ubuntu-14.04.4
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-16.02
小太 (nospam-i) wrote :

I recently updated my kernel on my 14.04 install to the Xenial LTS kernel, and encountered the same issue. See:

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