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[Solved] How I boot into a BTRFS raid as root fs


I have a multi-linux setup where Artix is just on of them (and the latest). The root's are subvolumes on a BTRFS raid with 2 mirrored disks. This usually is no trouble but with Artix (and likely with Arch) there is.

Adding the btrfs-hook and make a new initramfs does not solve the problem. Nor was I able to use rootflags=device=/dev/sda2,device=/dev/sdb2 as a workaroud which used to work fine last time .

The problem seems to be that at the time btrfs scans for volumes the /dev/btrfs-control node is non-existent. A moment later, when at the rescue shell, it does exist.  A sleep-timer before the scan did not help though manually creating the node did.

This is how I modified the BTRFS run-hook (/usr/lib/initcpio/hooks/btrfs) so it works for me:
(mknode is taken from the BTRFS problem FAQ)

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run_hook() {
    mknod /dev/btrfs-control c 10 234
    btrfs device scan

# vim: set ft=sh ts=4 sw=4 et:

I also had to remove the device= options from the kernel command line and I only point out on the the devices in the raid as root fs beside the  subvol=


I take full responsibility of my Linux systems - I just need some help from time to time.