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Re: [opensuse] problem with lvcreate and udev
  • From: Stefan Schmidt <>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:07:53 +0200
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Hello Peter,

On Wednesday 05 July 2006 11:21, Peter Münster wrote:
> Hello,
> when trying to create a snapshot with
> lvcreate -L 700M -s -n snap-usr -p r /dev/system/usr
> I get very often the following error:
> LV system/snap-usr in use: not deactivating
> Couldn't deactivate new snapshot.
> After googling, it seems to be a race condition when using udev
> with lvm. But I didn't really find a solution, especially for
> SuSE-10.1. Does anybody know more about this problem and the right
> way to solve this?

I saw the same behaviour with earlier versions of SUSE Linux (tested
9.3 with this problem), and made a bugzilla bug: 96808
I lost track with the 10.0, as I do not run a system with either
version 10.0 or 10.1 with LVM snapshot needs.

On 9.3 I could circumvent the problem by creating a snapshot of size
512M and lvresize it afterwards to the desired size. Yes, sometimes
it is still not createable, but repeated trying succeeds.

I just tried to create a snapshot of my /home LV on 10.1, and it
blocks -> reboot :(


Stefan Schmidt
Network Manager
International University Bremen

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