[linux-lvm] Re: Problems running my home-built LVM2

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at redhat.com
Mon Feb 9 16:32:16 UTC 2009

Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> I'm trying to use LVM2 on a small MIPS machine.  This machine uses
>>> uClibc-0.9.29 with Linux- and has limited RAM and CPU power,
>>> but does come with a 1TB drive which I'd rather manage with LVM.
>>> I had no particular problems building the latest version of LVM2
>>> for it.  And as far as I can tell, it's not fully broken,
>>> but it's unusable: every run of `lvm' gives different results.
>>> E.g. `lvm pvs' sometimes gives the expected output, sometimes lists
>>> nothing at all, sometimes complains about missing volume groups,
>>> sometimes "Incorrect metadata area header checksum" [as mentioned in an
>>> earlier message on this list, incidentally].
>> I guess that using uClibc is the problem.
> It sounds like a likely culprit, indeed.  But Googling indicates that
> LVM2 has been compiled and used with uClibc for initramfs purposes so it
> should work fine.  Tho maybe the problem is that those references I see

AFAIK, nobody is testing this regularly, especially not for the latest 
releases. Also many (most?) distributions are now shipping an 
initramfs with a full glibc environment so this use is becoming less 


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