Bug Fix Advisory lvm2-cluster bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0986-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5 server)


An updated lvm2-cluster package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The lvm2-cluster packages contain support for Logical Volume Management (LVM) in
a clustered environment.

This updated lvm2-cluster package ensures that the fixes provided with the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux lvm2 advisory are also fixed in a clustered environment.
The full list of changes is detailed in the WHATS_NEW file located in the
/usr/share/doc/lvm2-[version]/ directory.

This package also provides fixes for the following bugs:

* Wrongly-paired unlocking in the pvchange command has been fixed. (BZ#667517)

* O_DIRECT is now always used when block devices are opened to check for
partitioning. (BZ#673615)

* The clvmd daemon now respects the settings in the lvm.conf configuration file
when it initializes syslog.

* The exclusive lock now remains unchanged when a device is suspended by the
clvmd daemon.

* The clvmd daemon now properly increments the DLM lockspace reference count.

* The clvmd daemon now creates the /var/run/lvm/ directory during initialization
if it is missing.

In addition, this updated package provides the following enhancements:

* Activating snapshots of clustered logical volumes is now supported.

* The clvmd daemon now supports the "--help" option, and returns proper exit
status codes upon exit. (BZ#666991)

* The clvmd daemon now supports the "-f" option, which prevents it from forking,
and the description for the "clvmd -d[number]" command has been improved.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated lvm2-cluster package, which
resolves these issues and adds these enhancements.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5 server)

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Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

501437 - [RFE] Add support for exclusively activating snapshots of clustered logical volumes
666991 - standard error code for usage issues should be 2
667517 - another 'cluster request failed' issue (pvchange --metadataignore)
673615 - LVM2: lvs output is missing an existing lv

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