[linux-lvm] Re: liblvm IOCTL/sysfs interface

Sandeep K Sinha sandeepksinha at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 16:14:59 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Stefan Monnier
<monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> I  would like to know if there is any means currently to know the complete
>> geometry of a LVM volume.
>> e.g, If a volume has 3 PV(targets).
>> So, we should be able to extract some information like.
>> Name of Volume.
>> Name of Volume Group.
>> Name, Range and size for each of the Physical devices involved.
> [...]
>> We do maintain these informations inside the kernel, We should atleast
>> have an ioctl or sysfs based interface to extract
>> these information.
> Actually, IIUC only part of this info is kept in the kernel.
> Intuitively, I'd expect that only the set of LVs, along with their size
> (and mapping to physical blocks) is kept in the kernel, whereas all the
> names are not, and neither are the volume groups.

Thats true. We only meant the target and maps related informations.
>        Stefan
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