[linux-lvm] vgchange doesn't enable found VGs

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at redhat.com
Fri Feb 27 16:29:30 UTC 2009

Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Strange:
> + /usr/sbin/vgscan --ignorelockingfailure Reading all physical
> volumes.  This may take a while... Found volume group "foobar"
> using metadata type lvm2 + /usr/sbin/vgchange -a y
> --ignorelockingfailure No volume groups found
> It seems I have to tell vgchange to enable the foobar VG
> explicitly.
> Why is this?

It's difficult to say from the output above. Try running the tools
with "-vvv" and looking at the detailed output. They'll produce a lot
of output when run this way - you may want to use something like
pastebin & send a link to the list rather than posting the entire output.

Why do you need the --ignorelockingfailure?


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