Unexpected entries in journalctl. system only boots randomly

I have noticed very strange entries in the journalctl.
My system only boots very irregularly. Sometimes I have to start a few times, sometimes it boots immediately, but most of the time it hangs as shown in the picture. I have also attached a few journalctl entries.
Who can help me to bring my system back to a normal level?

ryzen bootctl[758]: ! Mount point '/efi' which backs the random seed file is world accessible, which is a security hole! !
ryzen bootctl[758]: ! Random seed file '/efi/loader/random-seed' is world accessible, which is a security hole! 

ryzen systemd-logind[776]: /efi/loader/loader.conf:5: Unknown line 'reboot-for-bitlocker', ignoring.

ryzen systemd-fstab-generator[454]: Mount point 0 is not a valid path, ignoring.
Pictures of the boot process

`journalctl -b`

`journalctl -xb`
➜  lsblk -o name,type,size,PTTYPE,FSTYPE
sda         disk 931,5G dos    
└─sda1      part 931,5G dos    ext4
sdb         disk 931,5G        ext4
sdc         disk 223,6G gpt    
└─sdc1      part 223,6G gpt    ext4
sr0         rom   1024M        
nvme0n1     disk 931,5G gpt    
└─nvme0n1p1 part 931,5G gpt    ext4
nvme1n1     disk 232,9G gpt    
├─nvme1n1p1 part   500M gpt    vfat
└─nvme1n1p2 part 232,4G gpt    ext4

➜  inxi -Fza   
  Kernel: 6.6.14-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: initrd=\f329784de44446948b3869b7b1d20a31\6.6.14-1-lts\initrd
    nvme_load=YES nowatchdog rw
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
    dm: SDDM Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B550 AORUS ELITE V2
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F16h
    date: 12/25/2023
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 3 gen: 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0
    microcode: 0xA50000F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1062 high: 3148 min/max: 400/4673 scaling:
    driver: amd-pstate-epp governor: powersave cores: 1: 3021 2: 400 3: 400
    4: 3023 5: 400 6: 400 7: 400 8: 400 9: 400 10: 3006 11: 400 12: 400
    13: 400 14: 400 15: 3148 16: 400 bogomips: 121408
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow mitigation: Safe RET
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-2
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73ff
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
    alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 model: LG (GoldStar) ULTRAGEAR
    serial: <filter> built: 2022 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
    size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
    inactive: gbm,wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.3.4-arch1.2
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 (radeonsi navi23
    LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.6.14-1-lts) device-ID: 1002:73ff memory: 7.81 GiB
    unified: no
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.276 layers: 3 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
    Radeon RX 6600 (RADV NAVI23) driver: mesa radv v: 23.3.4-arch1.2
    device-ID: 1002:73ff surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 09:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 09:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-4: Logitech V10 Notebook Speakers
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 046d:0a10 class-ID: 0300
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.14-1-lts status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.1 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 3.17 TiB used: 2.14 TiB (67.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 5B2QGXA7 temp: 28.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 250GB
    size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 4B2QGXA7 temp: 31.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD110
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: A8R0 scheme: MBR
  ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD110
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: A8R0
  ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 052 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 232.39 GiB size: 227.69 GiB (97.97%)
    used: 59.79 GiB (26.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 915.82 GiB (98.31%)
    used: 537.55 GiB (58.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 38.1 C mobo: 27.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 34.0 C
    mem: 34.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
  Processes: 385 Uptime: 28m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 16 GiB
  available: 15.46 GiB used: 4.43 GiB (28.6%) Init: systemd v: 255
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1779 libs: 391 tools: yay pm: flatpak pkgs: 0
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31

have you try to boot kernel with theses options
“amd-pstate=guided” ?

No, what do I have to do to boot this way?

For this, see:

This is the fist time I see ‘reboot-for-bitlocker’ in /efi/loader/loader.conf.
I cannot find any reference to this option in man loader.conf and I guess it must have gotten in there by mistake (?).

What is the content of your /etc/fstab ?

Also, are you using a seperate partition for /home?

are you using dracut ( systemd-boot ) or grub ?
this is bootlctl ( direct systemd )

  GNU nano 7.2                                                                             /etc/fstab                                                                                         
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=74af6462-ba4b-48bf-993b-164ba88fbabb /home          ext4    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=D3E2-C3D4                            /efi           vfat    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=de0eeb1f-095d-408b-b6c3-ebda58df6d41 /              ext4    defaults,noatime 0 1
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0

#Mediathek sda1
UUID=9b940cbe-8123-4748-91f3-8116edd8bd43  /run/media/swh/Mediathek ext4 defaults 0 0
#Stuff sdb
UUID=70357a40-3800-404d-a68e-dc5b32c83377 /run/media/swh/Stuff ext4 defaults 0 0
#SSD ssd
UUID=76bd6be1-9d39-40d3-817a-e3acbc647e0a /run/media/swh/76bd6be1-9d39-40d3-817a-e3acbc647e0a ext4 defaults 0 0

/run/media/swh/Mediathek/Share/ /srv/nfsv4/Share/ none bind 0 0
/run/media/swh/Stuff/Filme/ /srv/nfsv4/Filme/ none bind 0 0

// /mnt/FRITZBox/3xt1/ cifs x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.idle-timeout=1min,rw,uid=swh,gid=swh,credentials=/etc/samba/private/credfile.cred,noserverino,
iocharset=utf8,vers=1.0 0 0

It’s a seperate nvme

I am using dracut

I would fire up the Live usb and run a filesystem check on the home partition:

UUID=74af6462-ba4b-48bf-993b-164ba88fbabb /home 

check then in this file
/etc/dracut.conf.d/cmdline.conf where you can find
“nvme_load=YES nowatchdog”

I dont have a cmdline.conf . Can I create this file again and enter it with this entry?

➜  ls                                   

ignore Stephanes hints. The iommu part can help in very rare cases with old CPUs/mainboards and the pstate part would actually do nothing but is also aimed at the CPU while your logs clearly show some file system related problems.

pebcak’s hints and suggestions should help you identify and solve your problem as those are trying to find the file system fault.

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Ok thank you.

But can you guide me point by point on how to do this?
I really reach my limits with such actions :wink: But it’s a good way to learn new things!

i understand after details in the 2nd log
also a df -Th may be required for space

If you have Gparted in the Live usb, launch it, double click on the partition and choose Check (or something similar) from the menu and apply the operation in the toolbar :white_check_mark:

If memory serves me right, kde partition manager should have something similar as well.

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KDE Manager got the same. I ll check if there is GParted on LiveUSB. Ill report later. Thank you.
I thought I had to do this somehow with fschk. That’s why I asked.

You can use fsck as well from the terminal but using Gparted (or kde partition manager) is more convenient I think.


Gonna try it. I have a backup running. I ll report when finished!

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Add fmask=0077,dmask=0077 instead of fmask=0137,dmask=0027, because 0077 has more restriction of root permission than others. It is default for FAT32 on the esp partition. AFAIK.

Note: fmask=0077,dmask=0077 is the same as umask=0077 that is an abbreviation.


This is what is generated automatically by genfstab in a Vanilla Arch install:

UUID=95E3-3E45 /boot/efi vfat rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 2


@pebcak this is my new journalctl -xb


Can you look over it again. I’m sorry, I don’t know how to read this