Linux LVM: File-based locking initialisation failed

Running a lvm command and you encounter the message File-based locking initialisation failed means that the filesystem is read-only

root@linux:~ # pvs
File-based locking initialisation failed

The directory /var/lock/lvm must be writable. So you have a /var or / filesystem read-only.

You can try to remount it as read-write or reboot the server

mount -o remount,rw /
reboot -d -n -f

Source: Running an LVM command returns “File-based locking initialisation failed” or “Locking type 1 initialisation failed”

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