[Pacemaker] Does LVM resouce agent conflict with UDEV rules?

Sven Arnold sven.arnold at localite.de
Wed Mar 6 16:41:51 EST 2013

Dear all,

on my test setup (iSCSI on top of LVM on top of DRBD) I was not able to 
reliable migrate the volume group from one node to the other.

I have two logical volumes that are mapped to two different LUNs on one 
iSCSI Target. During migration of the resource group (LVM + iSCSI) the 
LVM resource often failed to start properly on the target node. I 
noticed that sometimes not all LVs would be activated. From the log 
files I suspected that udev could have something to do with this.

In fact, disabling the udev rule

SUBSYSTEM=="block", ACTION=="add|change", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="lvm*|LVM*",\
   RUN+="watershed sh -c '/sbin/lvm vgscan; /sbin/lvm vgchange -a y'"

seems to resolve the problem for me.

Is this a known problem? Am I supposed to tune udev when managing LVM 
resources by a cluster resource manager? Or should this be considered as 
a bug in either udev or LVM resource agent?

I am using:
pacemaker 1.1.6-2ubuntu3
resource-agents 1:3.9.2-5ubuntu4.1
udev 175-0ubuntu9.2

on Ubuntu 12.04

There is also a bug report on launchpad (although it is related only to 
12.10 there):


Kind regards,


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