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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM and Network Block Device (problem sollution)



On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 06:27:35AM +0100, Spam wrote:
> 
>   The sollution to the problem was simple. The lvm tools are hardcoded
>   (from  lvm_dir_cache.c)  to  only look for specific directories when
>   scaning  for  lvm disks. For network block devices lvm looks only in
>   /dev/nb/*, while my Gentoo kernel created /dev/nbd/*.
> 
>   A  simple  fix was to make a link /dev/nb->/dev/nbd and it worked. I
>   did not find anything about this in the howto or man-pages.

In LVM2 we don't have hard-coded device namespace like this any more.
You can set up filters in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf, run vgscan and devices
conforming to your filters are used/excluded.

Want to give LVM2 a try ? ;)
(It is LVM1 metadata compatible)

> 
>   //Anders
> 
> >   Hello,
> 
> >   How can I make lvm to recognize my network block devices? They are
> >   listed in /dev/nbd/* and I can access them fine with fdisk or dd.
> 
> >   But when I try pvdisplay /dev/nbd/0 I get the following error:
> 
> >   pvdisplay - ERROR "pv_read(): pv_create_name_from_kdev_t" no VALID
> >               physical volume "/dev/nbd/0"
> 
> >   I get no errors in the logs either so I am not sure where to start.
> 
> >   From what I see lvmdiskscan etc looks in /proc/partitions and never
> >   scans /dev/ for valid blockdevices?
>   
> >   Thanks for any input,
> >   Anders
> 
> 
> 
> 
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