[Linux-cluster] clvmd startup timed out

Jeremy Carroll Jeremyc at tasconline.com
Wed Aug 29 13:24:57 UTC 2007

Uncomment / Change / Add these lines.

library_dir = "/lib/lvm2"
locking_type = 3
fallback_to_local_locking = 1
fallback_to_clustered_locking = 0
locking_dir = "/var/lock/lvm"

If this does not work, enable lvm-clustering from the command line by
typing in this command.

lvmconf  --enable-cluster

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com
[mailto:linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Kadlecsik Jozsi
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 8:15 AM
To: linux clustering
Subject: RE: [Linux-cluster] clvmd startup timed out

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Can you post the contents of the [GLOBAL] seconds of

global {
    # The file creation mask for any files and directories created.
    # Interpreted as octal if the first digit is zero.
    umask = 077

    # Allow other users to read the files
    #umask = 022

    # Enabling test mode means that no changes to the on disk metadata
    # will be made.  Equivalent to having the -t option on every
    # command.  Defaults to off.
    test = 0

    # Whether or not to communicate with the kernel device-mapper.
    # Set to 0 if you want to use the tools to manipulate LVM metadata 
    # without activating any logical volumes.
    # If the device-mapper kernel driver is not present in your kernel
    # setting this to 0 should suppress the error messages.
    activation = 1

    # If we can't communicate with device-mapper, should we try running 
    # the LVM1 tools?
    # This option only applies to 2.4 kernels and is provided to help
    # switch between device-mapper kernels and LVM1 kernels.
    # The LVM1 tools need to be installed with .lvm1 suffices
    # e.g. vgscan.lvm1 and they will stop working after you start using
    # the new lvm2 on-disk metadata format.
    # The default value is set when the tools are built.
    # fallback_to_lvm1 = 0

    # The default metadata format that commands should use - "lvm1" or
    # The command line override is -M1 or -M2.
    # Defaults to "lvm1" if compiled in, else "lvm2".
    # format = "lvm1"

    # Location of proc filesystem
    proc = "/proc"

    # Type of locking to use. Defaults to file-based locking (1).
    # Turn locking off by setting to 0 (dangerous: risks metadata
    # if LVM2 commands get run concurrently).
    # locking_type = 1

    # Local non-LV directory that holds file-based locks while commands
    # in progress.  A directory like /tmp that may get wiped on reboot
is OK.
    # locking_dir = "/var/lock/lvm"

    # Other entries can go here to allow you to load shared libraries
    # e.g. if support for LVM1 metadata was compiled as a shared library
    #   format_libraries = "liblvm2format1.so" 
    # Full pathnames can be given.

    # Search this directory first for shared libraries.
    #  library_dir = "/lib/lvm2"
    # Enable these three for cluster LVM when clvmd is running.
    # Remember to remove the "locking_type = 1" above.
    #   locking_library = "liblvm2clusterlock.so"
    #   locking_type = 2
    #   library_dir = "/lib/lvm2"
    locking_type = 2
    locking_library = "/lib/liblvm2clusterlock.so"

Hope it helps.

Best regards,
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