[linux-lvm] Clarifications wanted about locking process

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Fri Aug 14 08:24:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 08:13:39PM -0400, Eric Bélanger wrote:
> Since I updated from lvm2 2.02.48 to 2.02.51, I'm getting this message
> on boot-up:
> Write locks are prohibited with --ignorelockingfailure.
> Unable to obtain global lock.
Sounds like a bug.

> I found that it comes from the: "/sbin/lvm vgscan
> --ignorelockingfailure --mknodes" command in /etc/rc.sysinit.  I was
> getting the same message from "/sbin/lvm vgchange
> --ignorelockingfailure -a y" when using the 2.02.49 (or 2.02.50?)
> versions.


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