[linux-lvm] lvm/devfs bug?

rich turner rich at storix.com
Wed Apr 9 18:58:01 UTC 2003

i dont completely agree with that because even when i use a kernel that
does not have devfs i still get the same symptoms. even though
/proc/partitions does not have a partition for a disk pvcreate still
complains that there is one. pvcreate must be looking someplace else or
there is a bug within lvm.

now, if i create a pv within a partition there are no complaints, lvm
will continue normally. it appears to only happen when i want to create
a pv on the entire disk.

why does pvcreate think there is a partition when there clearly isnt

On Wed, 2003-04-09 at 00:21, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 02:22:23PM -0700, 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
> > success.
> If devfs is in the kernel you MUST have it mounted for LVM. It's to do with the
> interaction between /proc/partitions and LVM.
> patrick
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