Mkfs command hangs while creating a new filesystem.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Both the mkfs.xfs and the mkfs.ext4 command stall on the ioctl() system call while trying to create a new file system on an lvm volume.
  • The machine appears to hang, and does not respond

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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