[pve-devel] [PATCH pve-manager] postinst: Filter RADOS block devices

Stefan Hanreich s.hanreich at proxmox.com
Wed Dec 13 16:35:38 CET 2023

Since LVM 2.03.15 RBD devices are also scanned by default [1]. This
can lead to guest volumes being recognized and displayed on the host
when using KRBD for RBD-backed disks. In order to prevent this we add
an additional filter to the LVM config to avoid scanning RADOS block

This also prevents a bug where LVM created a very high amount of
archive entries when there were logical volumes with the same path
available. This could happen when two guests with RBD disks had the
same LVM layout or a guest and host had the same layout.

The following cases can happen where postinst gets executed:

Upgrading from < 8.1.4: We force the new global_filter to be set in
the LVM config

Upgrading from >= 8.1.4: do nothing

New Installation: Run the function as before, just with the new
global_filter value

Signed-off-by: Stefan Hanreich <s.hanreich at proxmox.com>
I have tested this for all cases by executing the script manually in a

Just in the case of upgrading from < 8.1.4 the resulting LVM config is
quite ugly:

devices {
     # added by pve-manager to avoid scanning ZFS zvols
#     global_filter=["r|/dev/zd.*|"]
devices {
     # added by pve-manager to avoid scanning ZFS zvols and RADOS block devices

Trying to find and delete the existing, enclosing devices {} part also
seemed a bit brittle to me, particularly since users could be adding
custom values to this section as well - which we would have to handle
then as well.

Does anyone maybe have a better idea on how to handle this without
generating such an ugly config?

 debian/postinst | 20 +++++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/debian/postinst b/debian/postinst
index 4c9a1f250..59d88105c 100755
--- a/debian/postinst
+++ b/debian/postinst
@@ -9,21 +9,25 @@ set -e
 # installed and configured.
 set_lvm_conf() {
+    local FORCE="$1"
     LVM_CONF_MARKER="# added by pve-manager to avoid scanning"
     # keep user changes afterwards provided marker is still there..
-    if grep -qLF "$LVM_CONF_MARKER" /etc/lvm/lvm.conf; then
+    if grep -qLF "$LVM_CONF_MARKER" /etc/lvm/lvm.conf && test -z "$FORCE"; then
         return 0 # only do these changes once
+    FILTER_VALUE='"r|/dev/zd.*|","r|/dev/rbd.*|"'
     OLD_VALUE="$(lvmconfig --typeconfig full devices/global_filter)"
-    NEW_VALUE='global_filter=["r|/dev/zd.*|"]'
+    NEW_VALUE="global_filter=[$FILTER_VALUE]"
     # check global_filter
     # keep previous setting from our custom packaging if it is still there
-    if echo "$OLD_VALUE" | grep -qvF 'r|/dev/zd.*|'; then
+    if echo "$OLD_VALUE" | grep -qvF "$FILTER_VALUE"; then
@@ -37,14 +41,14 @@ set_lvm_conf() {
         cp -vb /etc/lvm/lvm.conf /etc/lvm/lvm.conf.bak
     if test -n "$SET_FILTER"; then
-        echo "Setting 'global_filter' in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf to prevent zvols from being scanned:"
+        echo "Setting 'global_filter' in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf to prevent zvols and rbds from being scanned:"
         echo "$OLD_VALUE => $NEW_VALUE"
         # comment out existing setting
         sed -i -e 's/^\([[:space:]]*global_filter[[:space:]]*=\)/#\1/' /etc/lvm/lvm.conf
         # add new section with our setting
         cat >> /etc/lvm/lvm.conf <<EOF
 devices {
-     $LVM_CONF_MARKER ZFS zvols
+     $LVM_CONF_MARKER ZFS zvols and RADOS block devices
@@ -165,6 +169,12 @@ case "$1" in
         rm -v "$BETA_SOURCES" || true
+    if test ! -e /proxmox_install_mode && test -n "$2" && dpkg --compare-versions "$2" 'lt' '8.1.4~'; then
+        if test -e /etc/lvm/lvm.conf ; then
+            set_lvm_conf 1
+        fi
+    fi
     if test ! -e /proxmox_install_mode; then

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