[linux-lvm] Can someone _please_ tell me whats going on?

Bradley Alexander storm at tux.org
Tue Dec 18 13:07:01 UTC 2001

I'm going to respond to both of these in the same post.

On Tue, 2001-12-18 at 08:22, Benjamin Scott wrote:
> On 17 Dec 2001, Bradley Alexander wrote:
> > Swapped controllers (was originally on the first controller with the
> >    other drive, now on the second.)
>   FYI, both IDE ports on the motherboard use the same IDE controller chip,
> so if it *is* the controller that is your problem (and given that your disk
> activity light is stuck on, that may be), that will not fix it.

This is true, however, I now have (unlike at the point of my first
attempt to set this up) a vg on the first drive that is working
perfectly. I have seen no problems with it. The problems are only
occurring on the second drive. Also, for the record, I have created a
standard Linux partition via fdisk, made a reiserfs partition, and it is
happily schlepping data without hint of error or problem.

On Tue, 2001-12-18 at 08:50, Lewis Bergman wrote:
> Seems strange since so many of us have not had any problems with LVM.
> Have you looked at the kernel notes for any clues to your particular 
> hardware? You may find that some controllers/drives/PIO modes do not 
> work together. Further tuning with hdparam may alleviate the problem.
> As for myself. I wouldn't put much that is important on a Quantum as 
> the quality seems to be fading. I have gone to IBM exclusively. Prices
> are good and I don't know of any better drive out there for ide or 
> scsi.

The thing is that the drives are identical (and as I said, vg00 on
/dev/hda is operating without error), so if I was seeing problems, it
should stand to reason that I would see them on both drives.

I am looking at the kernel trap that LVM has been generating. It is
trapping on the vgchange process. I'm limping my way through it with

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