[linux-lvm] what is writed on raw disk,

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Fri Sep 10 15:47:01 UTC 2010

Dne 10.9.2010 17:00, yue napsal(a):
> VolGroup00 {
>  id = "QCNEJh-9bbG-x6AV-uZEz-Dhsi-1LL7-fYSWbL"
>  seqno = 4
>  status = ["RESIZEABLE", "READ", "WRITE"]
>   }
>  }//logical_volumes
> }
> ------------------------------------
> how many this kind of struct is writed on raw disk,and its value???what is different??
> how a group is parsed?

There is always at least one back-up copy, to be able to do commit - first
write new metadata - and when they are fully written mark them as valid. So in
case of any write problem there is always previous last valid version
available - see pvcreate --metadatasize --metadatasize  and some other options
in manpage)

Major part of parser is located in lib/config/config.c.

As for your previous question about some detailed  LVM architecture document -
well mostly only the source code itself...

It would probably be better to specify what are you trying to achieve to get
help with that ?


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