[linux-lvm] lvm/devfs bug?
rich at storix.com
Tue Apr 8 16:57:01 UTC 2003
its my understanding that pvcreate investigates /proc/partitions for
disk information to create the physical volume. if there are no
partitions defined on a disk in /proc/partitions then why does pvcreate
think there is a partition? am i missing something that pvcreate is
looking at to determine disk information?
On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 14:22, Rich Turner wrote:
> even though devfs is compiled in the kernel it actually is not mounted
> at this time. i have tried it using devfs long names also with no
> On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 13:43, Luca Berra wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 12:21:45PM -0700, Rich Turner wrote:
> > >i am able to confirm that /proc/partitions does not have a partition
> > >entry for the disk but pvcreate still fails. i am using a devfs kernel
> > >so i thought there might be some strange behavior between lvm and devfs.
> > >is there a fix or known issues regarding lvm and devfs?
> > >
> > if you have devfs you should use the devfs long mane to reference your pv
> > eg: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
> > as to why the error message is misleading i would not say, lvm1 tools are
> > very buggy wrt the handling of device names.
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