Unable to create logical volume in SLES 11 SP3 rescue mode

  • 7015616
  • 03-Sep-2014
  • 03-Sep-2014

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 3 (SLED 11 SP3)

Situation

In SLES11 SP3 rescue mode creation of logical volume fails:

Rescue:~ # lvcreate -L 1G -n testLogVol testvg
  /dev/testvg/testLogVol: not found: device not cleared
  Aborting. Failed to wipe start of new LV.



Resolution

As a workaround option '--noudevsync' can be used. It disables udev synchronization and process will not wait for notification from udev:

Rescue:~ # lvcreate -L 1G -n testLogVol testvg --noudevsync
  Logical volume "testLogVol" created




Cause

Due to missing /lib/udev/rules.d/11-dm-lvm.rules creation fails.

Status

Reported to Engineering

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