[linux-lvm] Re: LVM2 on top of RAID1? (x86_64)

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Thu Feb 12 15:05:01 UTC 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Luca Berra wrote:
>> i still believe it would be better if lvm ignored md component devices 
>> completely.
> In kernel 2.6 land this is easy to do as well (for everything, not just 
> MD). When vgscan tries to open the device to read metadata, open it with 
> O_EXCL. If any other kernel subsystem is currently using the device, 
> then the open() will fail and vgscan can ignore the device.

this won't help if the device is not yet opened by md
i posted a patch to this list that checks for an md superblock.
i am pushing for consideration of this approach.


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