[linux-lvm] which files, which physical volumes?

Steve Wray steve at myself.gen.nz
Mon Sep 27 07:58:11 UTC 2004

Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 01:27:57PM -0700, Eric Hopper wrote:
>   Test mode works a different way in LVM2 - it's designed for testing
>   and simply disables all writes at the lowest level of the code 
>   (to guarantee safety) - but reports success to the calling function.  
>   Many code paths don't yet say 'stop here if this is test mode' so
>   they stop instead with an error when they find an inconsistency
>   because they thought they changed something, but it got read back
>   unchanged.

wow it makes a lot more sense now.

This could really do with going into the pvmove man page, which is a bit 
sparse as it is...

More information about the linux-lvm mailing list