[linux-lvm] Identifying useable block devices
marius.vollmer at redhat.com
Wed Jan 22 09:23:09 UTC 2014
Peter Rajnoha <prajnoha at redhat.com> writes:
>> Thing here is that when LVs are created then at first they have this flag
>> set until proper initialization is finished - [...]
Is it guaranteed (modulo bugs) that the DM_UDEV_DISABLE_*_RULES flags
are only ever removed from a node, and are never added to it over it's
lifetime between add/remove events?
This isn't true right now, and UDisks fails to handle it correctly when
a flag is added in a "change" event. I am asking to figure out where
the fix should go.
For example, this is what happens when creating a pool for thinly
UDEV [2081.714175] add /devices/virtual/block/dm-1 (block)
UDEV [2081.771737] change /devices/virtual/block/dm-1 (block)
UDEV [2081.779997] change /devices/virtual/block/dm-1 (block)
UDEV [2081.943224] change /devices/virtual/block/dm-1 (block)
I.e., the flags are set, then are removed, then set again. UDisks
ignores the change event with the flags set, and gets into an
(With my limited understanding, I would say that LVM2 should make the
guarantee and fix the above scenario.)
> ...the flag would be gone if you opened the LV for read-write and then
> close it - you don't even need to write anything to the LV, just open
> and close - this would fire an event that would have dropped the flag.
Thanks, that sounds like a good workaround until your fix is available
where we need it.
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