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IT15105: SRA PROBE STAYS IN "IN PROGRESS" STATE DUE TO LINUX COMMAND "LVMPVS" HANGING DURING PROBE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as Vendor Solution.

Error description

  • The logical volume manager (lvm) commands on Linux may hang for
    a variety of reasons, e.g. if a disk is suspended, recreatable
    by running "dmsetup suspend diskname" command. One of the
    commands that may hang is the "lvm pvs" command.
    
    When a Storage Resource agent is deployed on a Linux host, it
    invokes several Linux commands, including "lvm pvs." When this
    happens, the Storage Resource agent probe will hang at the point
    that the lvm command did. On the IBM Spectrum Control web UI,
    the Storage Resource agent probe will remain in "In Progress"
    state and doesn't give any indication that the probe has hung.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • IBM Spectrum Control and the Storage Resource agent (SRA) cannot
    fix the cause of the "lvm pvs" hanging situation.
    
    To verify that this is the situation causing the hang, view the
    SRA trace log on the SRA Deployment and verify that the last
    command was an LVM one.   To recover from this:
    
    - Kill the hung SRA process
    - Kill the hung LVM command
    - From a command line, retry the LVM command and verify that it
    runs successfully. If it does not, use the LVM documentation to
    repair the LVM so that it does.
    - Restart the SRA
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT15105

  • Reported component name

    TPC

  • Reported component ID

    5608TPC00

  • Reported release

    529

  • Status

    CLOSED ISV

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-04

  • Closed date

    2016-05-18

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-18

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
22 February 2022