[linux-lvm] A question about the metadata circular buffer

yuan yuan duanyuan0526 at 163.com
Fri Dec 12 12:35:46 UTC 2008

Hi guys

     I have been reading the source code of lvm2 recently and met a

     In the file lib/format_text/format-text.c :

      static int _vg_write_raw(struct format_instance *fid, struct
volume_group *vg,
                         struct metadata_area *mda)
    if ((new_wrap && old_wrap) ||
            (rlocn && (new_wrap || old_wrap) && (new_end > rlocn->offset))
            (mdac->rlocn.size >= mdah->size)) {
                log_error("VG %s metadata too large for circular buffer",
                goto out;

My question is , for a circular buffer, why should we check so many
conditions instead of just checking (mdac->rlocn.size >= mdah->size)?
forgive my poor english. 3ks
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