LVM-activate RA with vg_access_mode=lvmlockd times out during stop operation with cbdaemon running

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 all Service Packs


Pacemaker setup with lvmlockd and LVM-activate resource agent times out during stop operation despite high stop timeout value if cbdaemon service is running.


Stop and disable cbdaemon on all cluster nodes with systemctl disable --now cbdaemon.service


With help of kprobes(kernel probes) it was discovered that apart from lvmlockd, task EventPipeline(from cbdaemon)
also calls device_open() (in fs/dlm/user.c) for the lockspace device:
lvmlockd-6795    [007] .N.1.   844.115122: myprobe: (dlm_put_lockspace+0x0/0x30 [dlm]) ls=0xffff994f91933000 ls_count=2 com="lvmlockd"
EventPipeline-3382    [003] ...1.   844.118281: myretprobe: (device_open+0x1a/0xc0 [dlm] <- dlm_find_lockspace_device) ret=0xffff994f91933000 com="EventPipeline"
lvmlockd-6795    [007] ...1.   845.115409: myretprobe: (device_open+0x1a/0xc0 [dlm] <- dlm_find_lockspace_device) ret=0xffff994f91933000 com="lvmlockd"
lvmlockd-6795    [007] ...1.   845.115510: myretprobe: (device_write+0x321/0x750 [dlm] <- dlm_find_lockspace_local) ret=0xffff994f91933000 com="lvmlockd"
lvmlockd-6795    [007] ...1.   845.115529: myprobe: (dlm_put_lockspace+0x0/0x30 [dlm]) ls=0xffff994f91933000 ls_count=4 com="lvmlockd"

Unlike lvmlockd daemon it never calls device_close() when LVM-activate invokes "vgchange --lockstop ${VG}"
which eventually leads to stop operation timeout.

Additional Information

cbdaemon/Carbon Black is a third party threat detection software.
For more information about virus/security software on SLES, please see following TIDs

TID 000019755 - Considerations when attempting to deploy 'antivirus' file-scanners and endpoint security modules
TID 000019608 - Is virus/malware protection software needed on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?  


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  • Document ID:000021069
  • Creation Date: 16-May-2023
  • Modified Date:17-May-2023
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

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