[linux-lvm] Removing PV with disk errors from VG
Heinz J . Mauelshagen
mauelshagen at sistina.com
Tue Mar 12 07:35:03 UTC 2002
On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 04:22:56PM +0000, James Hawtin wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> > well that's a bug in 1.0.3 which will be fixed in 1.0.4.
> > If you wnat to try it at your own risk, check out LVM1 CVS and
> > try "pvmove -i" again.
> > 1.0.4 will hopefully be released this week :)
> > Regards,
> > Heinz -- The LVM Guy --
> Hmmm, I had a problem with pv move over the weekend as well.. I was
> replacing a hard disk for more space. and when I tried pvmove it worked
> for 2 small partitions, but for a larger data area it failed to move
> (because of a read error). Interestingly I had not got any error messages
> in dmsg about bad seeks.
> Not knowing about pvmove -i I feel back to my old system for using tar in
> a pipe to move data, not quick not pretty but it works ;-)
> So fortunately it looks like it was a virgin sector.
> My question is.... This pvmove bug does it make "read error" problems in
> which case the disk might be ok, or does it just not handle read errors
It displays "read errors" because the bug lead to llseek errors which
where handed backup to an internal read function call.
Heinz -- The LVM Guy --
> Yes I was using 1.0.3.
> The Disk was an 46G IBM (From the ICL (newer glass platter C**p)) so I am
> willing to beleive it was a disk problem (I have space on the shelf so
> it can sit with its friends) it which case I will not use the disk agian.
> I already lost 2 IBM disks from the older range and have another one
> which when I have the money I will be swapping out... Agh! I hate IBM. Yup
> i know I can RMA it, but whats the point if the new one might have
> problems too, my data is worth more than that.
> Does make for fun at computer fairs though,
> Me: I need a new harddisk...
> Them: IBM make the best ones.
> (The specs are great and are dead fast)
> Me: IBM disks live fast and die fast, what do you have in a non IBM
> PS anyone else know of other brands I should avoid buying?
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