LVM command hangs or takes a long time to complete in RHEL

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  • LVM commands hang or take a long time to complete.
  • System boot hangs at an LVM command.
  • LVM commands get stuck when scanning a multipath map with all paths failed and queue_if_no_path or no_path_retry enabled.
  • LVM commands get stuck when scanning a device-mapper map that is in the suspended state.
  • LVM commands get stuck when scanning a device which is not responsive or functional.
  • Server is hanging after running commands pvs, vgs, lvs.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, 5, 6

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