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Ignition times out creating FS on large disk #2026
On large drives file creation can take a long time, so ignition startup can timeout depending on if the file system is setup as a fast-format filesystem (like xfs) or a slower one (like ext4).
Container Linux Version
AWS EC2 - X1.32xlarge + sc1 EBS
Timeouts for filesystem creation are tunable or configurable for when the default of 90s is insufficient.
Systemd docs say the default timeout on
This is only when using ext4. When using XFS it finishes the step as expected (within the timeout) and continues to boot.
Only fails when using ext4. XFS works fine.