Why do kickstart installations of RHEL 7.3 fail with XFS related error messages when the Software Collections (SCL) repository is enabled?

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Issue

  • Why does RHEL 7.3 fail to install when the Software Collections (SCL) repository is enabled in the kickstart?

  • Why does anaconda storage.log log file contains XFS filesystem related error messages, even when no XFS filesystems are to be created?

    11:37:49,979 DEBUG blivet: trying to set new default fstype to 'xfs'
    11:37:49,980 DEBUG blivet:          XFS.supported: supported: True ;
    11:37:49,992 ERR blivet: Could not load kernel module xfs
    11:37:49,993 DEBUG blivet: getFormat('xfs') returning XFS instance with object id 2
    11:37:49,995 DEBUG blivet:                    XFS.supported: supported: False ;
    11:37:49,993 DEBUG blivet: invalid default fstype: XFS instance (0x7f201ada0f50) object id 2--
      type = xfs  name = xfs  status = False
      device = None  uuid = None  exists = None
      options = defaults
      createOptions = None  supported = False  formattable = True  resizable = False
      mountpoint = None  mountopts = None
      label = None  size = 0 B  targetSize = 0 B
    
    11:37:49,998 DEBUG blivet:                    XFS.supported: supported: False ;
    11:37:49,999 DEBUG blivet:                    XFS.supported: supported: False ;
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
  • Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.0.
  • devtoolset-6-elfutils packages version 0.167-2.el7.

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