systemd spams log with "Failed to dissect: Input/output error" on systems with mmc

Bug #1783994 reported by Marc Dietrich on 2018-07-27
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
systemd
Fix Released
Unknown
systemd (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Bionic
Medium
Dan Streetman

Bug Description

[impact]

on systems with mmc device installed, systemd-gpt-auto-generator fails.

[test case]

on a system with mmc device installed, run systemd-gpt-auto-generator and check log for:
systemd-gpt-auto-generator[207]: Failed to dissect: Input/output error

[regression potential]

as this is related to boot, regressions might occur at boot, or while modifying or configuring a boot loader.

[other info]

original description:
---

If a device has an mmc installed, systemd-gpt-auto-generator will fail because of "special partition" (rpmb, boot) and record a log message:
systemd-gpt-auto-generator[207]: Failed to dissect: Input/output error
This issue was discussed here: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/5806
and a fix is proposed for new systemd versions. Please include in bionic.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sreejith (sreejithv95) wrote :

Hello all,
apologies if am commenting incorrectly, my first post here
could anyone confirm if the fix mentioned in #1 will be backported to systemd in bionic ?
also any time frame on the completion of the activity ?

Thank you for your time

Edwin Hayes (edwinhayes) wrote :

Hi all,

What is the prognosis for this being fixed in Bionic?

Thanks.

Josep Pujadas-Jubany (jpujades) wrote :

Lubuntu 18.04.3 64 bit fresh install + updates

$ dmesg | grep gpt
[ 4.369738] systemd-gpt-auto-generator[292]: Failed to dissect: Input/output error
[ 4.372348] systemd[285]: /lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-gpt-auto-generator failed with exit status 1.

$lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu-bellera 5.0.0-27-generic #28~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 03:00:32 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Acer TravelMate B118-M (TMB118-M-C4AL manufactured date 2019/05/23)

Dan Streetman (ddstreet) wrote :

From a quick read of the upstream bug, it seems like this requires commits:
7be1420f44465a96d098a33c12c5a61dcefb14aa
a3a3b6131eb2c44b3b94df973e6edd2e4c8d2095
cde942f61bf231ea4a0d50780cdb4e744458daeb

The first 2 are in Bionic already, so as @marvin24 states in comment 1 only the 3rd should be needed.

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Dan Streetman (ddstreet)
tags: added: next-ddstreet systemd
Changed in systemd:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Dan Streetman (ddstreet) on 2019-10-02
tags: added: ddstreet
removed: next-ddstreet
Dan Streetman (ddstreet) on 2019-10-18
description: updated

Hello Marc, or anyone else affected,

Accepted systemd into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/237-3ubuntu10.32 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic

All autopkgtests for the newly accepted systemd (237-3ubuntu10.32) for bionic have finished running.
The following regressions have been reported in tests triggered by the package:

gvfs/1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3.3 (ppc64el)
linux/unknown (ppc64el)

Please visit the excuses page listed below and investigate the failures, proceeding afterwards as per the StableReleaseUpdates policy regarding autopkgtest regressions [1].

https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/proposed-migration/bionic/update_excuses.html#systemd

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Autopkgtest_Regressions

Thank you!

Hello Marc, or anyone else affected,

Accepted systemd into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/237-3ubuntu10.33 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

All autopkgtests for the newly accepted systemd (237-3ubuntu10.33) for bionic have finished running.
The following regressions have been reported in tests triggered by the package:

gvfs/1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3.3 (ppc64el, amd64)
dovecot/1:2.2.33.2-1ubuntu4.5 (armhf)
umockdev/0.11.1-1 (ppc64el)

Please visit the excuses page listed below and investigate the failures, proceeding afterwards as per the StableReleaseUpdates policy regarding autopkgtest regressions [1].

https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/proposed-migration/bionic/update_excuses.html#systemd

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Autopkgtest_Regressions

Thank you!

Marc Dietrich (marvin24) wrote :

I can confirm, that the package in -proposed fixed the problem.

Dan Streetman (ddstreet) on 2019-11-19
tags: added: verification-done verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package systemd - 237-3ubuntu10.33

---------------
systemd (237-3ubuntu10.33) bionic; urgency=medium

  * d/p/lp1852754/0001-network-do-not-re-set-MTU-when-current-and-requested.patch,
    d/p/lp1852754/0002-network-call-link_acquire_conf-and-link_enter_join_n.patch,
    d/p/lp1852754/0003-network-prohibit-to-set-MTUBytes-and-UseMTU-simultan.patch:
    - Complete link setup after setting mtu (LP: #1852754)

systemd (237-3ubuntu10.32) bionic; urgency=medium

  [ Victor Tapia ]
  * d/p/resolved_disable-connection-downgrade-when-DNSSEC-yes.patch
    Fix regression introduced by
    resolved-Mitigate-DVE-2018-0001-by-retrying-NXDOMAIN-with.patch when
    DNSSEC=yes (LP: #1796501)

  [ Dan Streetman ]
  * d/p/fix-typo-lp1668771-resolved-switch-cache-option-to-a-tri-state-option-s.patch:
    - Fix typo in previous patch
  * d/p/lp1840640-shared-seccomp-add-sync_file_range2.patch:
    - allow sync_file_range2 in nspawn container
      (LP: #1840640)
  * d/p/lp1783994-dissect-Don-t-count-RPMB-and-boot-partitions-8609.patch:
    - avoid systemd-gpt-auto-generator failure if mmc dev present
      (LP: #1783994)
  * d/p/lp1832672-resolved-rework-parsing-of-etc-hosts.patch:
    - do not fail entire file on error when parsing /etc/hosts
    - parse # char anywhere in line as start of comment
      (LP: #1832672)
  * d/p/lp1843381-dell_passthrough_skip_rename_retry.patch,
    debian/extra/rules/73-usb-net-by-mac.rules:
    - fix rename delay for systems using "Dell MAC passthrough"
      (LP: #1843381)
  * d/p/lp1849733/0001-resolved-longlived-TCP-connections.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0002-resolved-line-split-dns_stream_new-function-signatur.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0003-resolved-add-some-assert-s.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0004-stream-track-type-of-DnsStream-object.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0005-llmnr-add-comment-why-we-install-no-complete-handler.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0006-resolved-restart-stream-timeout-whenever-we-managed-.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0007-resolved-only-call-complete-with-zero-argument-in-LL.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0008-resolved-add-comment-to-dns_stream_complete-about-it.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0009-resolved-keep-stub-stream-connections-up-for-as-long.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0010-resolved-if-we-can-t-append-EDNS-OPT-RR-then-indicat.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0011-resolved-don-t-let-EDNS0-OPT-dgram-size-affect-TCP.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0012-resolved-add-new-accessor-dns_stream_take_read_packe.patch,
    d/p/lp1849733/0013-resolve-do-not-complete-stream-transaction-when-it-i.patch:
    - add TCP pipelining to handle getaddrinfo() fallback to TCP
    - ignore EDNS0 payload limit when responding over TCP (LP: #1849733)
  * d/p/lp1849658-resolved-set-stream-type-during-DnsStream-creation.patch:
    - Fix bug in refcounting TCP stream types (LP: #1849658)
  * d/p/lp1850704/0001-networkd-Unify-set-MTU.patch,
    d/p/lp1850704/0002-network-drop-redundant-lines.patch:
    - Fix setting mtu if interface already up (LP: #1850704)
  * d/extra/dhclient-enter-resolved-hook:
    - only restart resolved if dhclient conf changed (LP: #1805183)

 -- Dan Streetman <email address hidden> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:01:16 -0500

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for systemd has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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