Bug 997897 - pv/vg in file-backed block device missing after reboot
pv/vg in file-backed block device missing after reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Rajnoha
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-16 08:51 EDT by Sandro Mathys
Modified: 2013-08-22 20:34 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: lvm2-2.02.98-12.fc19
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Description Sandro Mathys 2013-08-16 08:51:15 EDT
Description of problem:
For testing / debugging of OpenStack, a volume group with a file-backend is often created, e.g. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Create_Cinder_Volumes

Now, it looks like after a reboot, the PV and VG created like this are no longer recognized by pvscan/vgscan/pvchange/vgchange.

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Steps to Reproduce & results:
[root@openstack ~]# truncate -s1G test
[root@openstack ~]# losetup -f --show test
[root@openstack ~]# vgcreate test /dev/loop1
  No physical volume found in lvmetad cache for /dev/loop1
  Physical volume "/dev/loop1" successfully created
  Volume group "test" successfully created
[root@openstack ~]# vgscan
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  Found volume group "test" using metadata type lvm2
[root@openstack ~]# sync
[root@openstack ~]# losetup -d /dev/loop1
[root@openstack ~]# reboot
Connection to closed by remote host.
Connection to closed.
[red_trela@tiphares ~]$ ssh root@
root@'s password:
Last login: Fri Aug 16 14:41:13 2013 from
[root@openstack ~]# losetup -f --show test
[root@openstack ~]# vgscan
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  No volume groups found
[root@openstack ~]# pvscan
  No matching physical volumes found

Additional information:
Using md5sum, I confirmed that both pvcreate and vgcreate modify the file and that it is unmodified (compared to post-vgcreate) after a reboot.
Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2013-08-16 09:16:13 EDT
Thanks for reporting this.  Peter is investigating.
Comment 2 Peter Rajnoha 2013-08-16 09:53:54 EDT
Well, that's a regression caused by some changes in /lib/udev/rules.d/69-dm-lvmetad.rules that appeared in lvm2 v2.02.99 and it was backported to F19 as an extra patch.

The fix is now upstream, it will appear in next lvm2 F19 update:

Comment 3 Alasdair Kergon 2013-08-16 10:01:31 EDT
Workaround is probably to run:
  pvscan --cache /dev/loop1
Comment 4 Sandro Mathys 2013-08-16 10:17:27 EDT
Thanks for the quick confirmation and fix. Also, the workaround does the job, thanks!
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-08-21 04:42:16 EDT
lvm2-2.02.98-12.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-08-21 20:44:33 EDT
Package lvm2-2.02.98-12.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing lvm2-2.02.98-12.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-08-22 20:34:12 EDT
lvm2-2.02.98-12.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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