[linux-lvm] lvm and renaming of drives

Tim Randles tcr at pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu
Thu Jul 8 14:42:59 UTC 2004

very brief characteristics:
  large fileserver
  RHEL v3 AS (2.4.21-based kernel)

I have a large RAID device on an external SCSI chain.  Currently the 2
drives I've carved out of this device are /dev/sdj and /dev/sdk. 
Whenever I add a new drive to the internal SCSI chain on the machine the
external devices drive letters increment (1 new internal -> /dev/sdk and
/dev/sdl).  My question is, if I make /dev/sdk a physical volume what
happens when I add a new internal drive?  Will LVM recognize that
/dev/sdk is now /dev/sdl and activate the volume group/logical volumes
without any problem?  I assume this isn't a problem with DM and 2.6, but
I'm not there yet.


Tim Randles
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