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Re: [dm-devel] Resetting dmsetup open count



On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 04:39:25PM +0100, Peter Lavin wrote:
> Dear dmsetup mailers,
>
> I am attempting to remove a LVM in CentOS 5. I am getting the following 
> message...
>
> Can't remove open logical volume "lvm_name"
>
> I can delete the link... /dev/vg01/lvm_name and also delete the associated 
> block... /dev/mapper/vg01-lvm_name.
>
> However, when I attempt to recreate the LVM using the same name (I need to 
> use the same name). I get a message that the LVM already exists. I have 
> traced this to dmsetup, where running dmsetup info vg01-lvm_name reveals...
>
> [root tg26 mapper]# dmsetup info vg01-lvm_name
> Name: vg01-lvm_name
> State: ACTIVE
> Tables present: LIVE
> Open count: 1  <------- this appears to be the problem
> Event number: 0
> Major, minor: 253, 63
> Number of targets: 1
> UUID: LVM-CT2Hz7dN6TLC3c8DydQ8nIenwjSmA8CI1yrsTLQy7Ip1Cxetz3 JrdQArvsgBqDsj
>
> I may be able to reset this Open count by rebooting the machine but this is 
> the least preferred option. Is there a was of resetting this 'Open count' 
> in the dmsetup records without rebooting the system. My dmsetup version is 
> pre- 4.8.0 so I cannot use the lvmremove -f option.

Did you use 'vgchange --available ln vg01-lvm_name' before trying to
remove it using 'dmsetup' ?


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