[Bug 30995] Re: dm_mod causes false busy on mount attempts

Marc MERLIN marc_soft at merlins.org
Wed Jun 4 00:13:46 UTC 2008

well, I lost many hours over this too, and so did the many people who seem to have reported similar problems on the net, before I was able to find them.
Most people give a fix as "apt-get remove evms" which is really sad, but understandable.

I was of course also running an kernel.org kernel, like I have been
doing for 13 years, and I was quite pissed that a dist upgrade removed
lvm, installed evms and then broke my box so that it would not even boot
(/usr /var different partitions, which therefore meant that my boot
didn't get far, and all I got was the cryptic "/dev/sdax is busy, cannot
mount or fsck)

That evms upgrade can cause extended server downtime to the unsuspecting
user, and telling people they should have been running the ubuntu kernel
and/or apply the bdclaim patch to their kernel (
http://evms.sourceforge.net/install/kernel.html#bdclaim ) is a bad cop
out for someone who just lost hours of work and potentially server

Now that the harm has already been done, please consider removing the legacy devices grabbing section in evms.conf to stop hosing people who are running kernel.org kernels.
I understand that this comment should be re-assigned to the evms package, but I'm not sure I can do that, so I'll let you do it.


** Changed in: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
       Status: Invalid => New

dm_mod causes false busy on mount attempts
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