Bug 1729909 - AWS nvme volumes partition not detected
Summary: AWS nvme volumes partition not detected
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Storage
Version: 3.11.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.11.z
Assignee: Jan Safranek
QA Contact: Chao Yang
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Reported: 2019-07-15 09:54 UTC by Borja Aranda
Modified: 2020-05-29 08:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-07-25 12:28:53 UTC
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Description Borja Aranda 2019-07-15 09:54:08 UTC
Description of problem:

When using nvme disks in aws, it appears the kubelet is not able to retrieve the partition type:

- The first time the volume is attached to a node it gets partitioned, it's formatted and mounted.

- Subsequents tries to attach and mount the volume fails because the partition can't be detected. It ends failing with:
failed to mount the volume as \"xfs\", it already contains unknown data, probably partitions. Mount error: mount failed: exit status 32\nMounting command: systemd-run\nMounting arguments: --description=Kubernetes transient mount for /var/lib/origin/openshift.local.volumes/plugins/kubernetes.io/aws-ebs/mounts/aws/eu-west-1b/vol-00888f74479ee1602 --scope -- mount -t xfs -o defaults /dev/nvme2n1 /var/lib/origin/openshift.local.volumes/plugins/kubernetes.io/aws-ebs/mounts/aws/eu-west-1b/vol-00888f74479ee1602\nOutput: Running scope as unit run-17520.scope.\nmount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/nvme2n1

Before this happens, the kubelet is not able to retrieve the partition type (dos):
mount_linux.go:549] Attempting to determine if disk "/dev/nvme2n1" is formatted using blkid with args: ([-p -s TYPE -s PTTYPE -o export /dev/nvme2n1])
mount_linux.go:552] Output: "DEVNAME=/dev/nvme2n1\nPTTYPE=dos\n", err: <nil>
mount_linux.go:590] Disk dos detected partition table type: %!s(MISSING)

A blkid shows the correct output:

# blkid -p -s TYPE -s PTTYPE -o export /dev/nvme2n1

The correct partition to mount should be nvme2n1p1:
nvme2n1     259:5    0  75G  0 disk 
`-nvme2n1p1 259:6    0  75G  0 part

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