Troubleshooting: Volumes Stuck in Attach/Detach Loop When Using Longhorn on OKD

| February 9, 2023

Applicable versions

All Longhorn versions.


All volumes stuck in Attach/Detach loop. By using dmesg on storage nodes you can see errors like the following:

[Sat Dec 10 18:52:01 2022] audit: type=1400 audit(1670698321.515:7214): avc:  denied  { dac_override } for  pid=231579 comm="iscsiadm" capability=1  scontext=system_u:system_r:iscsid_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:iscsid_t:s0 tclass=capability permissive=0
[Sat Dec 10 18:52:01 2022] audit: type=1300 audit(1670698321.515:7214): arch=c000003e syscall=83 success=no exit=-13 a0=55b9035185c0 a1=1f8 a2=ffffffffffffff00 a3=0 items=0 ppid=231163 pid=231579 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="iscsiadm" exe="/usr/sbin/iscsiadm" subj=system_u:system_r:iscsid_t:s0 key=(null)
[Sat Dec 10 18:52:01 2022] audit: type=1327 audit(1670698321.515:7214): proctitle=697363736961646D002D6D00646973636F76657279002D740073656E6474617267657473002D700031302E3133312E312E31363


Caused by the permission issue related to the host SELinux policies which prevent iscsiadm from operating correctly. This issue is likely to happen if the open-iscsi version is before or equal to 2.1.4 and in some OKD versions


There are three ways to resolve the issue.

  1. Upgrade your OKD to a newer version which is after 4.12.0-0.okd-2022-12-10.
  2. Upgrade open-iscsi to a newer version including the fix of the permission issue if possible.
  3. If in the existing non-working environment, applying dac_override using a local CIL via MachineConfig is also a workaround. Please take a look at the below reference links.
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