Fixing LVM I/O Errors

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Situation :

Most of us faced errors mentioned below during our system admin activities   , this is mainly related to the removable storage media that we use on unix servers'

Reason of this could be because removing the disk/LUN's without clean shutdown/unmount or deattaching disks from LV's  .

/dev/sdf: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error

/dev/sdf: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 3298534817792: Input/output error

/dev/sdf: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 3298534875136: Input/output error

/dev/sdf: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error

/dev/sdk: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error

/dev/sdk: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 6442385408: Input/output error

/dev/sdk: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 6442442752: Input/output error

/dev/sdk: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error

 

Solution :

1) Check which Volume Group have the issue , run "vgscan" command .

2) Find out the Logical Volumes attached with that Volume Group .

 3) Inactive the logical volumes as :

    lvchange -an <lv-name>

4) Inactive Volume group as :

    vgchange -an <vg-name>

5) Again Scan Volumegroup using "vgscan" .

6) Now activate the Volume Group : vgchange -ay <volume-group-name>

7) Run command "lvscan" , the error should be gone now .

8) Now activate the Logical Volume Name : lvchange -ay <lv-name>

Note : In some cases if we want to use same media device again which was removed unclean but its still giving error after attaching then  we need to deattach the removable device manually  for a while  and then attach again , later  follow above steps .

One Response to “Fixing LVM I/O Errors”

  1. waligi

    if it still doesn’t work, you can try
    #kpartx -d

    Reply

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