Command -r crashes server

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • sg3_utils-1.37-5


  • When I want to remove an old LUN server crashes when running the command : /usr/bin/ --remove


This issue has been resolved via Errata RHBA-2018:3181

Root Cause

There is a known bug from version 1.37-5 until version 1.37-14
The issue is caused by a revision change of a existing SCSI-disk. This also affects disks which may be presented by a storage-system which gets a firmware upgrade.

Diagnostic Steps

  • After the server has been rebooted because unresponsive , in /var/log/messages there are these entries:

    kernel: sd 2:0:1:0: Warning! Received an indication that the LUN assignments 
    on this target have changed. The Linux SCSI layer does not automatical
    VxVM vxdmp V-5-0-0 [Info] removed disk array 000292601832, datype = 
    vxvm_handle_diskoffline_event: Could not find udid for 201/336'
  • Use yum list sg3_utils to check the version of the sg3_utils package

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