Machine won't boot with LVM Locking type -1 initialization failure

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  • After a change on the SAN, the machine will no longer boot. It complains about initialization failure on an LVM Locking type of -1.
  • Locking Type -1 Initialization Failure


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

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