[linux-lvm] " Failed to find physical volume <ZFS block device"

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Thu Sep 23 13:51:55 UTC 2021

Dne 22. 09. 21 v 18:48 alessandro macuz napsal(a):
> fdisk correctly identifies the extended partition as 8e.
> I wonder which kind of data lvmdiskscan and pvs use in order to list LVM 
> physical volumes.
> Does PVS check some specific metadata within the partition without just 
> relying on the type of partition displayed by fdisk?


Yes - PVs do have header signature keeping information about PV attributes
and also has the storage area to keep lvm2 metadata.

Partition flags known to fdisk are irrelevant.



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