[linux-lvm] Devices seen twice - how does LVM handle ?

Markus Baertschi markus at markus.org
Wed Sep 10 08:05:01 UTC 2003

For reasons too complicate to explain here our SAN configuration is
broken. The effect is that linux sees the san disks twice. The originally
installed 'vgscan' was responding with a segfault to this situation.
After the installation of the latest release (1.0.7) vgscan is fine
and the volumegroup comes up.

However, does LVM handles this situation (disks visible twice) nicely ?
or should I continue to use my workaround (pull a fiber) to make sure
the disks are visible only once ?
- Are there risks of corruption ?
- What happens if the path the LVM happens to use breaks, but the other
is still up. Will LVM handle fail-over ?


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