[linux-lvm] [PATCH] lvdisplay: dispaly correct status on linear type

David Teigland teigland at redhat.com
Wed Aug 26 17:03:20 UTC 2020

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 11:50:44PM +0800, Zhao Heming wrote:
> It commit is enhancement for 1d0dc74f9147e3c1f3681efa4166cbe2edcb6571
> 1d0dc74f9147 only supports all raid type, this commit adds linear type.
> With this patch, for linear type LV, one of two disks missing,
> lvdisplay will show
> from:
>   LV Status              available (partial)
> to:
>   LV Status              NOT available (partial)

It would be nice if you could come up with a more formal definition for
what you're calling "lv_is_available", and also in the same terms define
the existing "lv_is_partial", explaining how they differ.  Both properties
may be useful to show in lvs reporting fields (and possibly lv_attr).
Reporting this state only via the lvdisplay line above seems strange.

> +			} else if (seg_type(seg, s) == AREA_PV) {
> +				if (seg_pv(seg, s)->status & MISSING_PV)

Using only MISSING_PV is probably insufficient, because that flag is used
only when the metadata is written while the device is missing.  i.e.
pv->dev can be NULL when the flag is not set.


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