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FS#62390 - [lvm2] shutdown issue, again, lvm2-lvmetad makes system hang

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andrew S. Grigorev (eigrad) - Thursday, 18 April 2019, 20:17 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Friday, 31 May 2019, 06:46 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Some time ago (probably after upgrading to linux-5.x) my system began to hang for 90 seconds on shutdown. It seems to be related to lvmetad, but I don't use LVM on this machine.

There are plenty of other users facing the similar issue reporting it on r/archlinux. There are several threads like this:

The proper fix is to correct dependencies between shutdown and lvm2-lvmetad systemd units. See

Adding /etc/systemd/system/lvm2-lvmetad.service.d/override.conf with the contents


seems to fix the issue for me.

Possibly related:
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Friday, 31 May 2019, 06:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  2.02.184-4
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Thursday, 18 April 2019, 20:31 GMT Comment by Andrew S. Grigorev (eigrad) - Thursday, 18 April 2019, 20:58 GMT
Oh, sorry, it looks like I didn't check the issue existence after the last system update! :-o