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#1 2021-01-08 19:53:28

asahaf
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Systemd fails with: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists

Hi,

Systemd keeps failing with: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists error. Sometimes the OS doesn't even boot.

logs:

Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: dev-ttyS27.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS27.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: dev-ttyS29.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS29.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: dev-ttyS28.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS28.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: dev-ttyS3.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:47:40 archlinux systemd[1]: dev-ttyS31.device: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:49:03 office01 systemd[1]: sys-kernel-tracing.mount: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists
Jan 08 21:49:03 office01 systemd[1]: Failed to mount Kernel Trace File System.

based on some google search results, it seems it's related to a bug with AMD rdrand. However, I'm not sure about that.

System Info
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Microcode update image (amd-ucode) version: 20201218.646f159-1
Motherboard: X570 i Aorus Pro Wifi
BIOS/Firmware Version: F31b (10/28/2020)
Arch Kernel Version: 5.10.5-arch1-1
Systemd Version: 247.2-1

Thanks

Last edited by asahaf (2021-01-08 19:55:53)

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#2 2021-01-11 17:48:23

asahaf
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Re: Systemd fails with: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists

Adding SYSTEMD_RDRAND=0 to the kernel cmdline solves the issue for me

Thanks to
Lennart Poettering @poettering on GitHub
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issu … -758089410

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#3 2021-01-20 13:59:54

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Re: Systemd fails with: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists

That's disturbing.  Hopefully you will find a BIOS update to fix it.


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#4 2021-01-20 15:37:44

asahaf
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Re: Systemd fails with: Failed to set invocation ID for unit: File exists

The problem was actually fixed with motherboard BIOS update.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X5 … rt-dl-bios

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