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Re: [linux-lvm] Problem with UUID, vgscan, vgcfgrestore

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 10:26:41AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> David Vidal writes:
> > I'll send them tomorrow. You say that there are problems with VGs created
> > with <beta4. My kernel is has beta2-lvm, and because of compiling errors
> > in the newer beta6+-versions, I couldn't update the driver (tools are
> > actually working). Is there a way to [sozusagen] update the on-disc
> > structures in order to avoid conflicts with the new tools?
> It doesn't matter what version the kernel code is, as long as the tools
> are newer than beta2 you are OK.  If the on-disk UUIDs are bad, then
> all you need to do is some sort of simple change (add a 1 PE LV and
> remove it), and the on-disk VGDA should be re-written with the correct
> UUIDs.
> You can check the on-disk UUIDs with "pvdata -U" for each PV.  They
> should all match.

I am about to implement a vgscan option in order to support the recreation
of the "invalid PV UUID list problem" in case a VG can't be found by vgscan
any more.

What's your opinion (Andreas?) about it?

Do we have too many people which can't do the lvcreate/lvremove trick
so that this work makes sense?

> Cheers, Andreas
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>                  \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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