[linux-lvm] invalidate: busy buffer

Petro petro at auctionwatch.com
Sun Dec 16 18:47:02 UTC 2001

On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 08:50:44PM +0100, Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
> Hi, Petro!
> Petro (petro at auctionwatch.com) wrote 37 lines:
> > vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> > invalidate: busy buffer
> > invalidate: busy buffer
> I have been told that these (at vgscan) are spurious and not
> dangerous.

    I was more or less wondering where they can from. Somtimes I get
    them, sometimes I don't, and we've been trying to map the error
    modes of a particular setup. 

> > vgscan -- "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d" successfully created
> > vgscan -- WARNING: This program does not do a VGDA backup of your volume
> > group
> This warning is non-critical, just a friendly remainder.

    Yeah, I knew about that last bit. It was the invalidate I was
    wondering about.


> BTW, is there a good reason to run vgscan on boot time every
> time?  I have had more sorrow than joy with that.  If my
> vg's really changed, I can always run it from the (non-LVM)
> / which will come up, even if only as an emergency system.
> -Wolfgang
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