Oracle Linux:fsck.ext3 failed with 'Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/mapper/vgxx-LVxx'

(Doc ID 2381332.1)

Last updated on APRIL 10, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.8 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Below error is received when trying to fsck on LV device /dev/mapper/vgxx-LVxx

fsck.ext3: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/mapper/vgxx-LVxx


1. LV was not mounted and there was no entries for the LV in /proc/mounts & /etc/mtab
2. Process was showing the entry while grepping through /proc

# grep LV14 /proc/*/mounts
/proc/9129/mounts:/dev/mapper/vgxx-LVxx /RMSxx ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0 <<---------------

# ps aux |grep 9129
root 9129 0.0 0.0 89608 5720 ? SLl Mar09 14:09 /sbin/multipathd <<--------------------
root 30594 0.0 0.0 61196 764 pts/1 S+ 17:32 0:00 grep 9129

Changes

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Cause

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