mdadm: Cannot open /dev/sda1: Device or resource busy

This was caused by some weird dmraid setup which kind of takes control of drives even if they're blank/unused.

1. Check the table.

dmsetup table
ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172: 0 3905945600 linear 8:0 0
ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172p3: 0 37124096 linear 253:0 284547072
ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172p2: 0 283496448 linear 253:0 1050624
ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172p1: 0 1048576 linear 253:0 2048

2.) Delete the entry

dmsetup remove ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172
device-mapper: remove ioctl on ddf1_44656c6c202020201000006010281f0b3f5195b77cf86172 failed: Device or resource busy
Command failed

*Delete the partitions first (eg. ending with p3 p2 p1 and then delete the main one)

 

After that mdadm will be happy.


Tags:

mdadm, dev, sda, resource, busythis, dmraid, unused, dmsetup, ddf, _, cf, linear, delete, entry, mapper, ioctl, partitions, eg,

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