[linux-lvm] convert LV to physical device _in_place_?

Marek Podmaka marki at marki-online.net
Thu Jul 13 20:05:14 UTC 2017

Hello Zdenek,

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 17:25:10, you wrote:

> However if you have been having a single 'segment' LV and and you calculate
> proper skipping offset (typically 1MB) you can try to use such device directly
> without lvm2 with a loop device mapping -  see losetup --offset option - but
> you would need to use this everytime you want to access such storage - so
> there is not a single magic 'flip' which would make an LV to appear like
> regular device.

Wouldn't creating a partition with correct start sector work as a permanent
solution? (Although I didn't understand if using a partition is an
option for the original poster.)

  bYE, Marki

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