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Bug 118819 - Setting up logical volume management hangs
Setting up logical volume management hangs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2004-03-20 21:18 EST by Per Olausson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-07 12:03:43 EDT
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Description Per Olausson 2004-03-20 21:18:26 EST
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Description of problem:
SCSI only.
Three disks, only sda used for install. sdb, sdc unused.
/boot using ext3.
LVM2 used for the remainder of sda.
JFS used for all partitions.

Volume group named rootvg, all JFS volumes named lvroot, lvusr etc.

Boot goes well until:

"Setting up logical volume management:"

There it stops and hangs indefinitely.

CTRL-C several times later I am able to login, and LVM is not working
properly. Filesystems listed as mounted, but not really there.

Only lvroot mounted on / as well as /boot and /dev/shm.

mount -a fails.

Investigated status of /dev devices. 

Could only find /dev/rootvg/lvroot there, all others missing.

Ran lvm vgmknodes.

mount -a runs but doesn't do anything useful. All filesystems listed
as mounted, but they are all from the root volume.

Unmount all filesystems, then ran mount -a.

All filesystems appear and look ok.

The system behaves the same way everytime rebooted.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart system


Actual Results:  System restarts but then hangs.

Expected Results:  System completes startup successfully.

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Comment 1 Per Olausson 2004-03-20 21:19:21 EST
Eventually X tries to start up but that doesn't work properly either.
Comment 2 Stephen Tweedie 2004-03-22 10:48:30 EST
Have you tried with lvm2-2.00.08-5?  That should include code to
prevent lvm2 from trying to scan for logical volumes on non-existent
devices during boot.
Comment 3 Per Olausson 2004-03-25 17:47:53 EST
No I haven't, is that package available from some place for the latest
test image?
Comment 4 Stephen Tweedie 2004-03-25 18:22:48 EST
Yes, it is in rawhide, at

Comment 5 Per Olausson 2004-04-07 12:03:43 EDT
Problem solved in latest lvm2 package...

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