[RHEL] Unable to mount a filesystem, the mount command claims the volume is already mounted or the mount point is busy.

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • When attempting to mount a filesystem I see

    [root] # mount /dev/mapper/VG01_lv_app /var/app
    mount: /dev/mapper/VG01_lv_app already mounted or /var/app busy
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (all versions)

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