[linux-lvm]Re: corrupt /dev/lvm - bizzare properties

Måns Rullgård mru at kth.se
Mon Feb 9 04:26:00 UTC 2004

Chris Doherty <chris.doherty at adelaide.edu.au> writes:

>> The filesystem containing /dev has been damaged somehow.  You should
>> fsck it.  Most likely fsck will remove /dev/lvm so you'll have to
>> recreate it with proper values.  Don't just rm it.  Something bad has
>> obviously happened and changing things without a proper fsck can make
>> things worse.
> thanks.  i'll try this tonight and report back. :)  my limited
> understanding of LVM leads me to believe that the volume group and
> logical volume within it are actually still safe and sound in /dev/vg1

Chances are it's still there.

> is /dev/lvm just a character device which is used to transmit data
> from the volume group (vg1) to the device driver?


> you mention that fsck will probably remove /dev/lvm and that i
> should recreate it.  is there any risk to vg1/lv1 if i do that?  (as
> i still haven't successfully backed up anything in it's current
> state)

You should be fine.  If you are paranoid and vg1 is on different disks
than the root fs you could unplug them while doing the fsck.

Måns Rullgård
mru at kth.se

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