BLKDEACTIVATE(8) BLKDEACTIVATE(8)

blkdeactivate — utility to deactivate block devices

blkdeactivate [-d dm_options] [-e] [-h] [-l lvm_options] [-m mpath_options] [-r mdraid_options] [-o vdo_options] [-u] [-v] [device]

The blkdeactivate utility deactivates block devices. For mounted block devices, it attempts to unmount it automatically before trying to deactivate. The utility currently supports device-mapper devices (DM), including LVM volumes and software RAID MD devices. LVM volumes are handled directly using the lvm(8) command, the rest of device-mapper based devices are handled using the dmsetup(8) command. MD devices are handled using the mdadm(8) command.

Comma separated list of device-mapper specific options. Accepted dmsetup(8) options are:
Retry removal several times in case of failure.
Force device removal.
Show errors reported from tools called by blkdeactivate. Without this option, any error messages from these external tools are suppressed and the blkdeactivate itself provides only a summary message to indicate the device was skipped.
Display the help text.
Comma-separated list of LVM specific options:
Retry removal several times in case of failure.
Deactivate the whole LVM Volume Group when processing a Logical Volume. Deactivating the Volume Group as a whole is quicker than deactivating each Logical Volume separately.
Comma-separated list of MD RAID specific options:
Wait MD device's resync, recovery or reshape action to complete before deactivation.
Comma-separated list of device-mapper multipath specific options:
Disable queueing on all multipath devices before deactivation. This avoids a situation where blkdeactivate may end up waiting if all the paths are unavailable for any underlying device-mapper multipath device.
Comma-separated list of VDO specific options:
Use specified VDO configuration file.
Unmount a mounted device before trying to deactivate it. Without this option used, a device that is mounted is not deactivated.
Run in verbose mode. Use -vv for even more verbose mode.

Deactivate all supported block devices found in the system, skipping mounted devices.
# blkdeactivate

Deactivate all supported block devices found in the system, unmounting any mounted devices first, if possible.
# blkdeactivate -u

Deactivate the device /dev/vg/lvol0 together with all its holders, unmounting any mounted devices first, if possible.
# blkdeactivate -u /dev/vg/lvol0

Deactivate all supported block devices found in the system. If the deactivation of a device-mapper device fails, retry it. Deactivate the whole Volume Group at once when processing an LVM Logical Volume.
# blkdeactivate -u -d retry -l wholevg

Deactivate all supported block devices found in the system. If the deactivation of a device-mapper device fails, retry it and force removal.
# blkdeactivate -d force,retry

dmsetup(8), lsblk(8), lvm(8), mdadm(8), multipathd(8), vdo(8), umount(8)

LVM TOOLS 2.03.14(2) (2021-10-20) Red Hat, Inc