[DRBD-user] nested LVM setup cannot use LV because of being in use (non functioning LVM filter)

Bart Coninckx bart.coninckx at telenet.be
Thu Dec 16 16:54:47 CET 2010

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On Thursday 16 December 2010 16:40:59 Bart Coninckx wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just upgraded a SLES10 DRBD setup with nested LVM to a SLES11SP1 one.
> DRBD refuses to activate the underlying LV because it is in use. Also I
> could not deactivate the VG. When investigating why not, it seemes that
> the LV's on top of DRBD are visible eventhough the VG on top of DRBD is
> not detected by vgscan.
> The filter rule in lvm.conf is:
> filter = ["a|/dev/sda5|", "a|drbd.*|", "r|.*|]
> which should find the lower level VG and all VG's on top of /dev/drbd* once
> they are there, but this filter seems to be disregarded and the PV's are
> seen anyway, keeping DRBD away from having it's resources started.
> Anyone knows how to taclke this?
> Thank you,
> B.
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Made a typo there in the filter: should be 
filter = ["a|/dev/sda5|", "a|drbd.*|", "r|.*|"]

Problems remains though


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