[linux-lvm] lv inactive after reboot

Paul Jakma paulj at itg.ie
Tue Oct 10 08:35:22 UTC 2000

i still can not get this LV to come up as active after a vgscan -ay. I
have to activate it manually with lvchange.

is this a known problem? is there a fix?

details left out of original mail: LVM v0.8final with 2.3.99-pre9,
thru 2.4.0-test8. so problem would seem to be in the userland tools.

Also: there are a *lot* of patches floating around to fix various
problems. (eg my tools have a fix from michael marxmeier). It'd be
nice if there was a nice release with all the fixes blessed by
Heinz. would make life a bit easier.



Paul Jakma.

On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Paul Jakma wrote:

> hi,
> I have an LV which i have made active with lvchange -ay, however after
> a reboot it is inactive again (even though the rest of the LV's in
> the VG start up fine with vgchange -ay).
> the only difference between this LV and the rest that comes to mind is
> that i had renamed it, and to do so i had to make the LV inactive.
> what am i doing wrong?
> [root at rossi /root]# lvdisplay /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv 
> lvdisplay -- logical volume "/dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv" is not
> active; try -D
> [root at rossi /root]# lvdisplay -D /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv 
> --- Logical volume ---
> LV Name               /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv
> VG Name               Main_VG
> LV Write Access       read/write
> LV Status             NOT available
> LV #                  7
> # open                0
> LV Size               400 MB
> Current LE            100
> Allocated LE          100
> Allocation            next free
> Read ahead sectors    120
> Block device          58:6
> [root at rossi /root]# fsck /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv 
> Parallelizing fsck version 1.18 (11-Nov-1999)
> e2fsck 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
> fsck.ext2: Operation not permitted while trying to open
> /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv
> You must have r/w access to the filesystem or be root
> [root at rossi /root]# mount /usr/lib/games/xmame
> mount: permission denied
> [root at rossi /root]# lvchange -ay /dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv 
> lvchange -- logical volume "/dev/Main_VG/games_xmame_lv" changed
> lvchange -- doing automatic backup of volume group "Main_VG"
> [root at rossi /root]# mount /usr/lib/games/xmame
> <no error>
> however on reboot, i will get the fsck "Op.. not permitted" error
> because the LV isn't active. How do i make it permanently active
> again???
> regards,
> paul jakma.

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