While trying to attach a series of volumes to a set of devices, I have run into the following issue:
Some of the devices get stuck in an "infinite" state of attachment. (I do not already have volumes attached to those devices that "fail" nor are the volumes to be attached, already attached to another device)
- /dev/sde1 - EBS volume will not attach
- /dev/sde2 - OK
- /dev/sde3 - EBS volume will not attach
- /dev/sde4 - OK
- /dev/sde5 - OK
- /dev/sde6 - OK
According to the AWS documentation, these are well within the range of acceptable device mount points.
Here is some additional information about the state of the attachment.
When requesting information about the volume via the API:
This is the result:
ATTACHMENT vol-xxxxxxxx i-90909090 /dev/sde3 attaching 2013-05-06T21:15:56+0000 false