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[linux-lvm] vgscan not returning



Hi:
I am a novice with LVM but after going through the man pages and howtos i was 
unable to find a solution to my problem. I am hoping one of you might find some 
time to point me in the right direction.

I am trying to setup LVM on a RH box. I run vgscan before i can create the 
volumes but it never returns. Same thing happens with lvmdiskscan and pvscan.
Here is a -v and -d output of vgscan
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[root fixx /etc]# vgscan -v
vgscan -- removing "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d"
vgscan -- creating empty "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d"
vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)


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The above never returns and i am even unable to kill the process with -9

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[root fixx /root]# vgscan -d
<1> lvm_get_iop_version -- CALLED
<22> lvm_check_special -- CALLED
<22> lvm_check_special -- LEAVING
<1> lvm_get_iop_version -- AFTER ioctl ret: 0
<1> lvm_get_iop_version -- LEAVING with ret: 10
<1> lvm_lock -- CALLED
<22> lvm_check_special -- CALLED
<22> lvm_check_special -- LEAVING

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The above never returns aswell and i am even unable to kill the process with -9


I only have one 20 Gig drive on the system with the following partition table

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   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      1020   8193118+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2          1021      2491  11815807+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5          1021      1148   1028128+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6          1149      1187    313236   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda7          1188      1200    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda8          1201      1213    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda9          1214      1226    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda10         1227      1239    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda11         1240      1241     16033+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda12         1242      1254    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda13         1255      1267    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda14         1268      1280    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda15         1281      1293    104391   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda16         1294      2491   9622903+  8e  Linux LVM
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The reason i have so many partitions is as i would be using raw devices for an 
oracle database on this system.
I am using LVM 1.0.4 on Kernel 2.4.2-2. I cannot use LVM 1.0.5 as it does not 
compile with the above mentioned kernel and the reason i am stuck with this 
kernel is because of Oracle support issues.

Any help would be appreciated at this point as i dont know how to move further 
on this.
Thanks
Ali




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