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 Alright, so I run Xen on Arch Linux, and I use LVM to manage virtual disks, because snapshots take the pain out of life.   ​There'​s been a longstanding problem in the hand off from initrd to systemd where not every logical volume is activated at boot, and lvmetad((needed for snapshots)) will end up running twice with both hanging-- in an aggravating but also amusing lock race-- when there'​s a large number of logical volumes. Alright, so I run Xen on Arch Linux, and I use LVM to manage virtual disks, because snapshots take the pain out of life.   ​There'​s been a longstanding problem in the hand off from initrd to systemd where not every logical volume is activated at boot, and lvmetad((needed for snapshots)) will end up running twice with both hanging-- in an aggravating but also amusing lock race-- when there'​s a large number of logical volumes.
  
-There was a bug on it, but the bug report suggested that fixes had been implemented and I felt like I was on my own.  From there I decided that I wouldn'​t include root in the LVM, and older systems would just have require ​intervention. ​  Which is fine-- the two affected systems are on my desk or in a datacenter, so inadvertent reboots are rare.+There was a bug on it, but the bug report suggested that fixes had been implemented and I felt like I was on my own.  From there I decided that I wouldn'​t include root in the LVM, and older systems would just have need intervention ​on boot.   Which is fine-- the two affected systems are on my desk or in a datacenter, so inadvertent reboots are rare.
  
 Well, today I decided to patch for Intel-horror,​ and I really looked at the [[https://​bugs.archlinux.org/​task/​41833|bug report]] to fix it once and for all. Well, today I decided to patch for Intel-horror,​ and I really looked at the [[https://​bugs.archlinux.org/​task/​41833|bug report]] to fix it once and for all.