Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 370901
LVM can not find the PVs because qla driver does not findshed to scan the disks.
Last modified: 2013-07-28 20:44:41 EDT
Description of problem:
When I startup my RHEL, The rhel will report no such file or directory when
trying to open /dev/vg/lv. （ pv is based on some FC array, qlogic card is
I find it was caused by:
The initrd-***-img show us system will load qla2340 and do a lvm scan,
but in my case, when qla23xx is loaded, it will cost some time to scan the bus
in the background. And in the same time, the lvm will begin to scan the PVs in
My issue is: LVM can not find the PVs because at this time qla23xx does not
findshed to scan the disks in the FC arrays.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
On a particular system, it is always. And on other machines, maybe not.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a RHEK4U4 i386.
2. Connect with FC array, and use FC disks to create a LV, change /etc/fstab to
auto mount it when booting.
3. Reboot the machine
The system will stop booting and goto repaire mode.
It should boot up to runlevel 5/or 3
Is there any options in the /etc/modprobe.conf, So I can run mkinitrd and insert
some seconds delay between modprobe qla23xx and lvm scan.
I will put on some screen shot.
This is not something that can really be solved at the initscripts level;
there's no syncrhonization mechanism available.
(In reply to comment #0)
> 1. Install a RHEK4U4 i386.
Jerry, Have you tried a more recent version of RHEL 4?
Mike, did we add a workaround for this in a more recent version of RHEL 4? I
know we did in RHEL 5, but that problem was due to a different underlying cause.
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