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[linux-lvm] "Close failed: Bad file descriptor" messages on pvcreate




> Hi,
> 
> When I do pvcreate, I get deluged with "pvcreate  /dev/sdf: close failed:
> Bad file descriptor" messages.
> 
> I need to explicity open another session to kill the previous pvcreate
> instance to get out of this situation.
> 
> On the same system, pvcreate another device succeeds.
> 
> Distro:  RHEL 4.0 GA version
> version  LVM version:     2.00.31 (2004-12-12)
> version  Library version: 1.00.19-ioctl (2004-07-03)
> version  Driver version:  4.3.0
> 
> :~ # dd if=/dev/sdf of=/dev/null bs=1k count=2
> 2+0 records in
> 2+0 records out
> :~ # dd if=/dev/sde of=/dev/null bs=1k count=2
> 2+0 records in
> 2+0 records out
> 
> # pvcreate /dev/sde
> pvcreate  Physical volume "/dev/sde" successfully created
> 
> # pvcreate /dev/sdf
> pvcreate  /dev/sdf: close failed: Bad file descriptor
> pvcreate  /dev/sdf: close failed: Bad file descriptor
> pvcreate  /dev/sdf: close failed: Bad file descriptor
> pvcreate  /dev/sdf: close failed: Bad file descriptor
> 
> 
> Same messages till I kill pvcreate explicitly.
> 
> I see that lvmdiskscan does NOT list /dev/sdf but does list /dev/sde
> 
> Note: I did a vgscan/pvscan explicitly after doing a "make install" of the
> built 2.00.31 sources.
> 
> When I downgrade the lvm version (say: 2.00.15), make and make install --
> everything seems to work find
> and I am able to do a PV on both sde and sdf.  And I am able to see both
> devices in lvmdiskscan output.
> 
> Any idea on what's happening here?
> 
> Thanks,
> Vinod
> 
> 
> 
> 


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