[linux-lvm] LVM2/Device-Mapper update

Toon van der Pas toon at hout.vanvergehaald.nl
Sun Nov 23 04:21:02 UTC 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 11:35:58PM +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> I've updated the LVM 2.0 and Device-Mapper 1.0 tarballs at
> ftp.sistina.com again to incorporate some minor bug fixes
> and enhancements.
> [...yadda yadda yadda...]
> If your root filesystem is on a LV, you should run 'vgmknodes' or
> 'vgscan --mknodes' to fix up the special files in /dev in your real
> root filesystem after finishing with your initrd.

Is this advice targeted at non devfs users only?
(I'm running linux-2.6-test9 in a Gentoo distribution, with devfs.)


> Also, you can use 'vgchange --ignorelockingfailure' on your initrd
> if the tool fails because it can't write a lock file to a read-only
> filesystem. [A patch for mounting read-only volumes from read-only
> PVs went into CVS today - it's not in this particular release.]

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