pvcreate failed with error "Device /dev/sdX not found (or ignored by filtering)."

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Issue

  • pvcreate failed with error Device /dev/sdX not found (or ignored by filtering).
#  pvcreate   /dev/sdb
  Device /dev/sdb not found (or ignored by filtering).
#  pvcreate -vvv   /dev/sdb
        Processing: pvcreate -vvv /dev/sdb
        O_DIRECT will be used
      Setting global/locking_type to 1
      Setting global/wait_for_locks to 1
      File-based locking selected.
      Setting global/locking_dir to /var/lock/lvm
      metadata/pvmetadataignore not found in config: defaulting to n
      metadata/pvmetadatasize not found in config: defaulting to 255
      metadata/pvmetadatacopies not found in config: defaulting to 1
      Locking /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans WB
        _do_flock /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans:aux WB
        _do_flock /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans WB
        _undo_flock /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans:aux
        /dev/sdb: Added to device cache
        Opened /dev/sdb RO O_DIRECT
      /dev/sdb: size is 285671424 sectors
        /dev/sdb: block size is 4096 bytes
        Closed /dev/sdb
      /dev/sdb: size is 285671424 sectors
        Opened /dev/sdb RO O_DIRECT
        /dev/sdb: block size is 4096 bytes
        Closed /dev/sdb
        dm version   OF   [16384]
        dm status   (253:27) OF   [16384]
        /dev/sdb: Skipping mpath component device
        /dev/sdb: Skipping (cached)
      Setting devices/ignore_suspended_devices to 0
      Setting devices/cache_dir to /etc/lvm/cache
      Setting devices/write_cache_state to 1
        Opened /dev/sdb RO O_DIRECT
      /dev/sdb: size is 285671424 sectors
        /dev/sdb: block size is 4096 bytes
        Closed /dev/sdb
        dm status   (253:27) OF   [16384]
        /dev/sdb: Skipping mpath component device
  Device /dev/sdb not found (or ignored by filtering).
      Unlocking /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans
        _undo_flock /var/lock/lvm/P_orphans

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6
  • lvm2
  • device-mapper-multipath

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