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On shutdown system hangs for 90s stopping LVM2 metatdata daemon

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4


During system shutdown, when the message stopping the LVM2 metadata daemon is seen on screen, the shutdown stops for 90 seconds, then continues it's shutdown.



The SLE15 SP1 lvm2 maintenance update (lvm2-2.02.180-12.20.2) released August 2020 includes the patch to resolve the problem.
The SLES12 SP5 lvm2 maintenance update (lvm2-2.02.180-9.41.1) released September 2020 includes the patch to resolve the problem.
The SLES12 High Availability SP4 and SP5 lvm-clvm maintenance update (lvm2-clvm-2.02.180-9.41.1) released September 2020 includes the patch to resolve the problem.


The lvmetad process was not responding to the SIGTERM.
An endless stream of commands contacting lvmetad prevented the process to finish.
After waiting whatever /etc/systemd/systemd.conf:TimeoutStopSec is set to, systemd sends a SIGKILL and lvmetad exits.



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  • Document ID:000019674
  • Creation Date: 28-Jul-2020
  • Modified Date:23-Oct-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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