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Re: [linux-lvm] lvm buglet in 0.9.1_beta



On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 11:38:42AM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Patrick, you write:
> > On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 11:15:55AM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > > Sure you can run fdisk on just about anything, but you can't access the
> > > partitions unless it is a partitioned device (i.e. the minor numbers
> > > mean "look at a partition").
> > 
> > I wasn't being entirely serious here, but the original bug report had 
> > a /proc/partitions file showing several minors attached to major 72 so
> > it seemed reasonable to me that it was partitioned.
> 
> There is a problem, IMHO, that LVM assumes a partitioned device is the
> same thing as a DOS partitioned device.  I'm sure that anyone using
> BSD/Sun/SGI/etc disklabels can not use LVM for this reason.  The only
> reason LVM does this is to check the partition type (not very important
> IMO), otherwise we could just check /proc/partitions and be done, like
> the #ifdef __alpha__ code.

It does work with SUN & SGI disklabels since beta3. I've been testing that.

patrick



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